Lab 10: Route TrackerApp ( Due 29 Mar 2013 )

The purpose of this lab is to create an Android App that will track the user's location and bearing (direction the user is traveling) on a map. A toggle button will Start Tracking or Stop Tracking. When the app is tracking, the map shifts as the user moves, keeping the user's location centered on the screen. The tracking appears as a red line with black dots after every 10 GPS points received by the app. On an actual Android device, the map is oriented in the direction the user is traveling and points to the top of the device. The users has the option of displaying Google street maps (default) or satellite images of the area around the user. When the user stops tracking, the total distance and the average speed over the entire route are displayed.

With this app you will be learning the following technologies on the Android platform:

Realize that the instructions in the book is for an older version of eclipse and android api. One of the challenges that you will have to face is to map the older features mentioned in the instructions to the newer features of both eclipse and the android platform.

After you finish, please demonstrate to Tong Zhao what you have achieved. You will then write a report that will have the following format

  Lab 10: Route Tracker App


  Students' Names:

  Techniques Learned in the Lab:

  Problems Encountered:

  Solutions to those Problems:

  Enhancements to the Lab:

The enhancements should not be suggestions on the instructions in the lab but how to use the techniques learned in extending the functionalities of the app.

The report will be a Microsoft Word document called Lab_10.doc. You will submit the document through the turnin system by 11 pm Friday, 29 Mar 2013. There needs to be just one copy of the report for each pair of students.

You will also post on Piazza the last three items in your report - Problems, Solutions, and Enchancements by the above deadline.

Penalties: There will be a 10% late penalty per day if the report is not turned in by the deadline. After three days we will not accept the lab report. We will give you 1 class day grace period for showing the execution of your program to Tong Zhao. After the grace period there will be a late penalty of 10% for the next class period that you show the execution of your lab to Tong Zhao. After that we will not accept your lab.