Please help me understand spimes.
September 16, 2010 6:41 PM Subscribe
I really thought that small, cheap location aware devices existed and could be purchased but I can't find any. Do they not exist yet or am I using the wrong search terms?
posted by 10ch to Technology (11 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I just spent the last two hours in GPS/RFID/mobile/ubi-*/blah blah blah land and my head is spinning. Are spimes still theoretical? Are they a reality but still very expensive? Forgive my naivete but I'm totally lost (heh).
I want to experiment with tracking an object across my city. I thought I'd be able to buy something fairly ubiquitous (like an RFID tag but that emits geo-coordinates) to play around with, but the closest I can find are expensive collars for lost dogs and various programs that hack pay-as-you-go mobile phones.
Have I oversimplified the technology/power/access requirements for such a thing?