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Gonzalo Ayuso:
POST Request logger using websockets
Nov 17, 2015 @ 10:25:32

In this post to his site Gonzalo Ayuso shows you how to create a logger for your POST requests and their information with a bit of helpful code and Websockets.

Last days I’ve been working with background geolocation with an ionic application. There’s a cool plugin to do that. [...] Basically this plugin performs a POST request to the server with the GPS data. [...] I can develop a simple Silex application with a POST route and log the request in a file or flush those request to the console. This’d have been easy but as far as I’m a big fan of WebSockets (yes I must admit that I want to use WebSockets everywhere :) I had one idea in my mind.

He shows the creation of a simple Silex-based application with just two endpoints (channel that handles both GET and POST) that uses the Guzzle HTTP library to listen on the Websockets port for incoming connections. He then shows how to add the code necessary on the frontend (using express) to send the POST data automatically to the waiting Silex application. He's provided the full working code for the example on his GitHub account as well so you can see it fully fleshed out.

tagged: websockets post log silex tutorial example gps plugin automatic debug

Link: http://gonzalo123.com/2015/11/16/post-request-logger-using-websockets/

Dougal Campbell's Blog:
Geolocation Plugin for WordPress
May 06, 2010 @ 08:52:10

In a recent post to his blog Dougal Campbell has posted about a geolocation plugin for WordPress that will let you automatically tag your posts based on here you are.

This Geolocation Plugin will be a nice addition for people who do travel blogging or who write about things in a particular area (restaurant and business reviews, hyperlocal news, etc).

The power of this plugin comes when you're using a device with a GPS in it (like an iPhone) that can feed the information into the plugin. The result is a link that users can hover over and get a map of the location.

tagged: geolocation plugin wordpress iphone gps


Synchronize Google Voice with Your GPS Location
Mar 01, 2010 @ 13:28:49

On LifeHacker.com there's a tutorial on how you can use a simple PHP script running on a remote server to tell Google Voice which is the best phone to forward your calls to. The method requires the use of an Android phone, though.

I figure the only way Google Voice could be improved is if it magically knew where I am and made my phones ring accordingly—so that's exactly what I made it do. You can, too, with an Android phone, the Locale app, and a web server. The overall goal: have Google Voice know which phones to ring, based on your current location or situation.

You'll need a Google Voice account (obviously), some software for your phone and a remote web server running PHP 5 (with cURL and json functionality). You can then use the PHP script by passing parameters as to which phones to turn off and on and use the Locale tool to create the "situations" where it needs to make the switch.

tagged: syncronize googlevoice gps location tutorial locate