Continuing my post from yesterday, I want to show you guys something cool.
Here in Newspaper Land, we love a good story but we love it even more if it comes with “art.” My iPhone tracking story came with a golden opportunity for “good art.”
Along with news of the iPhone’s tracking features came an application called iPhoneTracker, which plots your phone’s GPS data on a map and marks your locations with multicolored dots.
I don’t have an iPhone (yet) but many of my co-workers do. Daily Mail cop reporter Ashley Craig volunteered to be our guinea pig. After she synced her phone to her shiny MacBook, we downloaded iPhoneTracker and launched to program. Within seconds we had a map of her recent travels to North Carolina, where she attended a friends wedding. Click the image to see a larger version.
One more thing. I find it amusing that Apple is being accused of Big Brother-ish activities when their first major television commercial was this:
I’m waiting for a video where someone slings a sledgehammer at an iPhone, but I don’t think it will have the same dramatic effect.