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Interested in sharing my friends GPS coordinates via LoRa radios and ESP32 modules via Wi-Fi on our iPhones Map Apps.

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Hello, my name is Paul, I live in the North West Lower Peninsula of Michigan's National Forest located in the USA. 

I am retired and have decided to create a simple project to share live GPS coordinates with friends to display our locations with each other on our phone's Map Apps as we wander the forest trails.

So far, I have developed the basic components needed ; a pair of LoRa radios, GPS receivers and ESP32 modules communicating with each other sharing our GPS data using the Arduino IDE . 

The next step is to be able to transmit the GPS data via Wi-Fi onto our respective phone's Map Apps to display our locations. This is where I am looking for assistance with the Wi-Fi integration onto our phones to be displayed on currently available Map Apps. 


   
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Posted by: @do_not_give_up

Hello, my name is Paul, I live in the North West Lower Peninsula of Michigan's National Forest located in the USA. 

I am retired and have decided to create a simple project to share live GPS coordinates with friends to display our locations with each other on our phone's Map Apps as we wander the forest trails.

So far, I have developed the basic components needed ; a pair of LoRa radios, GPS receivers and ESP32 modules communicating with each other sharing our GPS data using the Arduino IDE . 

The next step is to be able to transmit the GPS data via Wi-Fi onto our respective phone's Map Apps to display our locations. This is where I am looking for assistance with the Wi-Fi integration onto our phones to be displayed on currently available Map Apps. 

Just a couple of first impressions.

1. Can't you already do this with the phone app?

2. You mention IDE, so you are only wanting to do this from your homes? IDE is located on your laptop/desktop.

3.Why both WiFi and LoRa?

4. ESP32 WiFi is very short range.

Try not to tell us the solution, just tell us the problem.

 

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@do_not_give_up Please start a new topic in the appropriate forum/sub-forum, this forum is just for introducing yourself.

First computer 1959. Retired from my own computer company 2004.
Hardware - Expert in 1401, and 360, fairly knowledge in PC plus numerous MPU's and MCU's
Major Languages - Machine language, 360 Macro Assembler, Intel Assembler, PL/I and PL1, Pascal, Basic, C plus numerous job control and scripting languages.
Sure you can learn to be a programmer, it will take the same amount of time for me to learn to be a Doctor.


   
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@zander What should I do, delete completely this incorrect attempt to post my introduction or edit out the portion relevant to starting a new topic?


   
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@do_not_give_up 

Don't panic, you haven't done anything wrong. Ron's just suggesting that you move to a different forum with a more appropriate topic (than INTRODUCE YOURSELF) so that you'll attract other people with knowledge about that topic.

Anything seems possible when you don't know what you're talking about.


   
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@do_not_give_up Just pick an appropriate forum like 'Project Corner' and sub-forum 'Help Wanted'

My response will not change.

First computer 1959. Retired from my own computer company 2004.
Hardware - Expert in 1401, and 360, fairly knowledge in PC plus numerous MPU's and MCU's
Major Languages - Machine language, 360 Macro Assembler, Intel Assembler, PL/I and PL1, Pascal, Basic, C plus numerous job control and scripting languages.
Sure you can learn to be a programmer, it will take the same amount of time for me to learn to be a Doctor.


   
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