Apr 17

Getting raw GPS data from your mobile device

gpsRaw

Want to know where you are right now? I am seriously. Well let me help you with that! I recently made a mini tool/website that displays the following GPS data from your mobile/desktop:

  • Longitude
  • Latitude
  • Horizontal Accuracy
  • Altitude
  • Altitude Accuracy
  • Heading
  • Speed

Its quick-n-easy to use. Why not check it out :)

http://gpsraw.trynull.com

Its interesting seeing that some web browsers dont provide all the information in the list above to mobile websites. Here is a quick overview of Continue reading

Apr 03

How fast is your web browser?

Recently while I was creating WordDice, I noticed something very interesting… Some of my own web browsers were taking much longer to ‘render’ the search results! Thinking that it would be useful to compare the time taken, I decided to create www.speedtest.trynull.com which helps compare web browser speed test results. Here is what it does: Continue reading

Feb 15

Controlling Skype via CMD from Windows

After releasing skype4cocoa upon the world, I started thinking… It would be handy to have the same application for Windows users. After all, windows users do make up almost 90% of users.

Today I am proud to release of skype4cmd. This application interfaces with Skype using the same input/output commands. The only major difference between this version and the Mac version is the fact that the mac version is Continue reading

Feb 01

Controlling Skype via Terminal on a Mac

UPDATE: Windows users should check out my other project, skype4cmd.

Recently Manoj Vekaria asked me if I know how he could send SMS’s via Skype from within one of his PHP scripts. After digging around we found that while there is PHP support for windows, however it doesnt work on OS X since there is no COM interface.

There is a framework that Skype provides for cocoa, that doesn’t seem to compile ‘out of the box’ on Intel machines. Fortunately there is light at the end of the tunnel for Mac developers. Continue reading