I have another fun project to introduce via a recently published article in SystemiNetwork (requires VIP subscription). The article is titled “Sure You Can Have The Keys” and is meant to show yet another way you can use Android + GoogleMaps + IBM i + RPG (OpenRPGUI.com) to produce modern applications. The article’s scenario involves a parent giving their teen the
family car keys and then installing my app on an Android device to relay latitude/longitude coordinates up to an IBM i server where they are then logged in DB2 for later viewing. Then I created a web application on www.SureYouCanHaveTheKeys.com to allow a parent to view where their teen had taken their car by placing the latitude/longitude coordinates on a GoogleMap in dynamic fashion. The web browser portion of the project is covered in a second article that I just submitted to SystemiNetwork a week or so ago and should go to print in a March most likely. All the code is open source, so play around with it and see what business purposes you can address with this newfound information. Hopefully you will buy a subscription to SystemiNetwork if you don’t already have one. They have great content for a total annual cost of $150!