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Have Your Palm Pre Automatically Twitter Your Current Location

By Chris Scott Barr

I think I must be in a programming mood or something, since this is my second post involving minor amounts of code. Anywho, if you’re one of those people who thinks their friends actually care where you are at any given time, then here’s a little something that you might be interested.

You’ll need SSH access and dynamic DNS on your Palm Pre (yes, this hack is for Pre owners only) for this to work. Then you’ll add a few lines of code into a new php file (along with a few other steps) and you’ll be automatically tweeting your location every hour (or whatever interval you choose).

Bear in mind, the simple act of using this hack will probably result in a loss of followers (and real-life friends if you have any). Why? Because not only are you constantly updating people with the pointless crap you do throughout the day (see example 1) now you’re sending out your exact location throughout the day. Trust me, if you actually want people to know where you are that bad, you’re not important enough for them to care.

[ PalmPreHacks ] VIA [ UberGizmo ]







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  • no_sweat

    this would be great for hacking the phone of the girl i've been stalking. this way it'll keep updating the twitter account i created for it and i can track her every move. nice!

  • http://zedomax.com/blog zedomax

    Hahaha, love the comic strip. “My poop is coming out too now…” :) Thanks for the post btw, I wrote the howto.

  • http://zedomax.com/blog zedomax

    Hahaha, love the comic strip. “My poop is coming out too now…” :) Thanks for the post btw, I wrote the howto.