qWhereAmI

qWhereAmI


qWhereAmI is an Android application that displays your location, and reverse geocodes your Gps coordinates into a friendly place name, such as "Battle Creek, Michigan" or "Chicago, Illinois." This is done using Google's, or Bing's reverse geocoding services. With the click of a button, you can save your current location. This is great for truckers who can simply click a button if they hop out of the rig for a minute, or stop for a nap, and don't feel like immediately recording information in their paperwork. The reverse geocoding service is handy just for figuring out what little town you're in. Yes, there are other applications that already do this, such as weather services, that display your location, but their location services don't update as frequently as this one does, or with as much detail.

Your saved locations can easily be exported as Google Earth kml files, or you can import kml files. Export saved locations and share them colleagues, friends, or family. On vacation? Use qWhereAmI to save locations of places you visit, export them to kml, and open all your saved places in Google Earth for a trip down memory lane!

Are you a truck driver that operates locally without the need for a logbook? Are you sure that you're not traveling outside the (local) range defined by the the D.O.T? Use the built in Haversine calculator to determine if a destination is within your bounds, otherwise, pull out the old logbook!

Both Gps and Network location providers may be used, although Gps is much more accurate. Network location can sometimes be off by miles to your actual location, although if you're just using it for the reverse geocoding, it shouldn't matter that much.

Clicking on Local Information will bring up various options, such as viewing the location on a map, getting directions from this location to X, or viewing Wikipedia data about where you're at. If you have saved a location, options are included to easily get directions to a saved location from your current position, just by clicking a button or two, or viewing the location on a map.
Currently, the mapping links work with Google and Bing. Clicking the map links will open up Google Maps if it's on your device, otherwise, a browser will open up to Google Maps Mobile.Any navigation links will direct you to Google Navigator (Maps), or whichever navigation app you have installed. The Bing links open whatever default browser you have to display map information. Future versions may include functionality to launch the Bing app for map links and navigation.

PERMISSIONS

ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION, ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION - These two permissions allow the app to receive GPS coordinates, or network based location estimates from your device.
ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE, INTERNET - Required to check for active data connection, and provide reverse geocoding.
WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE - Required in order to import and export Kml files.

Recent changes:
Version 1.0.14b
+ Added Haversine calculations
+ Manually Add Placemark
+ Added "Export And Share" to immediately
+ Added new field to "Phone Numbers"
* Renamed "Export As Kml" to "Export To Sd Card"
* Fixed "Navigate To"
* Fixed Import/Export error
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Free
87
4.4
User ratings
35
Installs
5,000+
Concerns
1
File size
292 kb
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About qWhereAmI
qWhereAmI is an Android application that displays your location, and reverse geocodes your Gps coordinates into a friendly place name, such as "Battle Creek, Michigan" or "Chicago, Illinois." This is done using Google's, or Bing's reverse geocoding services. With the click of a button, you can save your current location. This is great for truckers who can simply click a button if they hop out of the rig for a minute, or stop for a nap, and don't feel like immediately recording information in their paperwork. The reverse geocoding service is handy just for figuring out what little town you're in. Yes, there are other applications that already do this, such as weather services, that display your location, but their location services don't update as frequently as this one does, or with as much detail.

Your saved locations can easily be exported as Google Earth kml files, or you can import kml files. Export saved locations and share them colleagues, friends, or family. On vacation? Use qWhereAmI to save locations of places you visit, export them to kml, and open all your saved places in Google Earth for a trip down memory lane!

Are you a truck driver that operates locally without the need for a logbook? Are you sure that you're not traveling outside the (local) range defined by the the D.O.T? Use the built in Haversine calculator to determine if a destination is within your bounds, otherwise, pull out the old logbook!

Both Gps and Network location providers may be used, although Gps is much more accurate. Network location can sometimes be off by miles to your actual location, although if you're just using it for the reverse geocoding, it shouldn't matter that much.

Clicking on Local Information will bring up various options, such as viewing the location on a map, getting directions from this location to X, or viewing Wikipedia data about where you're at. If you have saved a location, options are included to easily get directions to a saved location from your current position, just by clicking a button or two, or viewing the location on a map.
Currently, the mapping links work with Google and Bing. Clicking the map links will open up Google Maps if it's on your device, otherwise, a browser will open up to Google Maps Mobile.Any navigation links will direct you to Google Navigator (Maps), or whichever navigation app you have installed. The Bing links open whatever default browser you have to display map information. Future versions may include functionality to launch the Bing app for map links and navigation.

PERMISSIONS

ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION, ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION - These two permissions allow the app to receive GPS coordinates, or network based location estimates from your device.
ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE, INTERNET - Required to check for active data connection, and provide reverse geocoding.
WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE - Required in order to import and export Kml files.

Recent changes:
Version 1.0.14b
+ Added Haversine calculations
+ Manually Add Placemark
+ Added "Export And Share" to immediately
+ Added new field to "Phone Numbers"
* Renamed "Export As Kml" to "Export To Sd Card"
* Fixed "Navigate To"
* Fixed Import/Export error
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A Google User
May 15, 2014
This is a very good tool for all drivers on town, for commercial drivers across the country. Is realy good. I can say , is olmos perfect.
A Google User
Apr 17, 2014
QwhereamI Great App. If you ever have been to a delv. Or pickup and they say you were late and you weren't? This app cures that. As I arrive at their gate or location ,I fire this app up and save the location. Then I show the location on Google Maps and do a screen capture. You got em , a picture is worth a thousand words. You can use the saved location to navigate there again later .You can audit the saved location and add a note
A Google User
Dec 11, 2013
Better than I thought Very Good Thank You
A Google User
Oct 27, 2013
Perfection Does what it says it does
A Google User
Oct 3, 2013
this is a must have you may not know it but you will have a use for this. great app for anyone.