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I would like to know about the possibility to implement the idea which is :
 
If I can write a mobile application that give me information about the people whose I have their mobiles numbers stored in my mobile, the application should give exactly where and how far they are from my position or the distance between me and them and the direction.
 
This application should give a notification list of people withen 200 meters around me.
If that possible; what is the best programming language that can be used and the hardware components that might be needed to implement this project?
 
What should I need to learn to be able to perform this project ?
 
Thanks
Posted 27-Feb-13 6:42am
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If I can write a mobile application that give me information about the people whose I have their mobiles numbers stored in my mobile, the application should give exactly where and how far they are from my position or the distance between me and them and the direction.
This application should give a notification list of people withen 200 meters around me.

It is possible to write such a application- But.......
1. The people who are in your phonebook must share their GPS location to the server from where your mobile application fetched the location. For that , the people will have to install the same application on their mobile.
2. The application must be able to identify the device from the mobile number.
 
Use GPS locations to calculate the distances.
 
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If that possible; what is the best programming language that can be used and the hardware components that might be needed to implement this project?

Android,iPhone , Windows Phone SDK can be used. No specific hardware. A server which has a GPS service. GPS enabled devices. Development environment for app development.
 

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What should I need to learn to be able to perform this project ?

Learn mobile app development
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Sakura IK at 27-Feb-13 14:24pm
   
thank u for your reply, yes this is exactly what I mean.
My idea of the application not to track people and intervene in their privacy, Its just to know that with their agreement such as the chatting programs (offline/online) where the person have the ability or chance to be in a state he wants. Do I need a certain permission from any authority to do that ?
just to know where my friend without need to talk with him directly because sometimes the person can't talk to his friends because of many reasons such as he may be take a lecture and his friends need to know where he is exactly!
aspnet_regiis -i at 28-Feb-13 1:23am
   
No such permission is required from any authority
Sakura IK at 27-Feb-13 14:29pm
   
What is the server? and where ?
aspnet_regiis -i at 28-Feb-13 1:23am
   
A server will be a the application which will keep track of all the devices which have installed your application. Then, your mobile app can request the locations of the phone numbers to the server and then server will provide it..It cab be a hosted WEB Service or web application
Sakura IK at 4-Mar-13 13:38pm
   
Thanks :)))))
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Hi,
Yes you can develop this application, and these type of apps are already exists but mainly used by Authorities such as CIA, FBI, equivalent of foreign Intelligent agencies.
 
However, it has big grey area, regarding privacy of those people you are tracking. Because of the privacy issues most Mobile Networks around the world blocks peer to peer tracking and just keep the record to themselves just in case asked to be provided by the police with court warrant.
 
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Jegan
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Sakura IK at 4-Mar-13 13:38pm
   
Thanks :)))))))

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