View Full Version : GpsGate.com Puts Your Buddies in Their Place

Eric Frost
01-17-2007, 12:42 PM
New Service for Windows and Windows Mobile Pocket PCs Enables You to Spot
Friends' Locations in Real-Time

Stockholm, Sweden (January 17, 2007) - Franson Technology has launched
GpsGate.com, a GPS mapping portal designed to enable people to share their
locations from their Windows laptop or Windows Mobile-based Pocket PC device
with anyone they have personally approved to "spot" them online.


GpsGate.com offers a great new way for a group of friends or colleagues
to synchronize their lives for work or fun. Anyone that belongs to the same
group can share their current location with the others in their group.
By logging in to GpsGate.com, users will be able to see their buddies
moving in real-time on a map. To share their position with others in their
group, they simply need to install GpsGate software on their Windows laptop
or Windows Mobile Pocket PC. This software will enable them to share their
GPS signal so that it can be received by fellow group members.
GpsGate also offers a Google Earth plug-in so that friends' locations can
be spotted on a satellite image rather than a map.

"Our aim for GpsGate.com is to provide a central portal for broadcasting
your location for a specific group of friends or work colleagues, and for
you to be able to 'spot' them as well," said Johan Franson, president of
Franson Technology. "GpsGate.com is more than just a fun way to keep track
of the people in your life-it offers very practical solutions for both work
and personal purposes. In the near-term, our plans are to enable users to
integrate parts of GpsGate.com to their own homepages so they can broadcast
a sailing boat competition, for example, or allow friends and family to
track you on your family trip."

The company also plans to add business tools to GpsGate.com, such as the
ability to track delivery trucks or field service technicians.
The software for Pocket PC and Windows to send your position costs USD
29.95 per user with a 14 day free trial. The web site GpsGate.com is free.

About Franson Technology

Since 2003, Franson Technology has been developing and marketing quality
applications for GPS users, as well as location-aware technology for
software developers. For more information, contact Franson Technology at
support@franson.com (support@franson.com), or visit the website at http://franson.com/gpsgate (http://franson.com/gpsgate).

04-23-2011, 11:49 AM
Eric, have you ever tried, or know of anyone that has utilized this software?

04-23-2011, 03:13 PM
Yes! I did it. Perfect for tracking and even for mapping. Also I sucseed to gett GPS sigmal in Mappoint 2010. I'm using Starter pack GpsGate Server with Franson GpsGate 2.6 for splitting of NIMEA data to Mappoint, Ozi Explorer, Google Earth, SAS Planet.

04-24-2011, 08:28 AM
Did you use a dedicated server for this? Also, if you dont mind, how did you get it to work with MapPoint?


04-24-2011, 12:14 PM
With Franson GpsGate and you take nimea from GpsGate Server and redirect it with virtual port to Mappoint. .

05-01-2011, 09:23 AM
Thanks, I have GpsGate up and running - havent tried the virtual port to MapPoint, but may try that too.