Where's My Damn Car?
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Did you ever . . .
Forget which parking lot you’re in?
Find that all the streets look the same and can’t remember which dead president you parked on?
Get sent home in a cab, because your designated driver got lucky, and can’t remember which bar it was - never mind where you parked?
Need a place to write down which floor and section of the airport parking garage you’re in?
If so, this application is for you.
In keeping with the KLR Applications philosophy of deploying the simplest possible user interface, the Where the Hell Am I? application requires only that you start up the program. The software does the rest. No configuration required.
When you park your car, just press the “Save Current Location” button and optionally leave yourself a note.
When you need to find it again, press the “Display Saved Location” button and the app will show you six vital pieces of information . . .
- The approximate street address of your car
- The note you wrote when you parked
- A map showing your current location and the location of your car
- Your car’s GPS location
- The accuracy of the location information
The accuracy of the car’s location is only as good as the information your device has available. GPS (available on the iPhone 3G and 3Gs) is the most accurate, but generally does not work indoors. Cell tower triangulation works on all iPhones, but only if you have a good signal. It is less accurate than GPS. Wi-Fi triangulation is only available in certain urban areas, but works in all iPhones as well as the iPod Touch. If the accuracy of the location isn’t good, you might see a different, nearby address displayed. So pay attention to the accuracy info at the bottom of the display.
If you’re not near any place that has an address - for example, if you parked out in a big field or on a highway - the application will not have an address to display. Makes sense, right?
The address that’s displayed will likely be a range of buildings. Often a whole block. It’s not like Google knows the exact GPS location of every building on the planet (yet).
Reverse geocoding (creating an address from longitude and latitude) is not available for all countries. To check availability in your country, go to:
What's New in Version 1.2- Handle case where user does not allow use of current location
- Handle case where internet access is unavailable
- Handle missing note