I am working on a fun web site that will show the progress of someone taking a cross-country trip. I wish to update their progress in real-time and display it on a map. Also, I will receive pictures from the person and create a simple gallery. The person taking the trip has an Android phone with GPS and a camera.
My question is: How can I automate the receipt of locations and pictures from the phone and keep the site up to date? I wish to avoid manually shuffling files and updating the site multiple times a day.
How can the person on the road send me locations and pictures? Will they need a special app? How do I receive the pictures and locations and automatically include them in the map and gallery? What is waiting for the information?
I am new to web programming, but am a long-time applications programmer becoming acquainted with web capabilities. Therefore, a few hints regarding technologies is usually enough to get me going.
Any help is appreciated.