BuddyLocator Free Java GPS MIDlet
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To download BuddyLocator using your mobile browser, just use the URL
http://bl.solberg.mobi.

It's a simpler page, an easier URL and straight to the point.

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Users registered: 4387
Users online: 3
Distribution west/east of prime meridian: 49% / 51%

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User guide

Here you can find the information you need to get started with and using BuddyLocator.

Installation
Setup
Adding buddies
Setting your details
Choosing the right status
Using the maps

Installation
If you want to install BuddyLocator from your mobile just go to the URL http://bl.roysolberg.com/. It's designed to be seen in a simpler and smaller browser.

If you want to install BuddyLocator from your computer, just go to the download page and find the latest version. You probably have to download both the .jad and the .jar file.

Setup
The only setup needed to get going is to register with a username and password, and then enter it in BuddyLocator

1. Enter a username (e-mail address) and a password in the box on the left hand to register. Make sure to use a valid e-mail address and a password that contains at least 4 characters (only letters (both upper and lower case) and digits are allowed, and you need at least one letter and one digit).

2. Start BuddyLocator on your mobile.
3. From the main menu go to Your details -> Username.
4. Enter the username. Note that you don't have to worry about lower and upper keys as all users are stored with lower keys anyway.
5. When you've selected OK after entering the username you'll still be on the 'Your details' menu. Select Password and and enter the password as with the username. Note that all passwords are case sensitive.
6. You're all ready to use BuddyLocator!

Adding buddies
When you've added buddies to your buddy list (and they have added you to their list) you can see their status and whereabouts.

1. From the main menu go to Buddy list -> Add new buddy -> Enter manually (The phonebook function is currently not 100% finished).
2. Enter the username (e-mail address) of your buddy. Note that you don't have to worry about upper/lower case.
3. When you've selected OK after entering the username you'll be back at the buddy list menu. You can now see go to your buddy list and see that they've been added.

If you don't have any buddies to add yet, you can add some of the demo users if you'd like. These have usernames demo, demo2 and demo3. They're always online and are placed in different parts of the world. (They are by default on your buddy list from version 0.92 if you haven't run the application before.)

Setting your details
You can choose to set your details that your buddies will see when you've set your status to public.

1. From the main menu go to Your details.
2. Here you can choose to set your current nickname, your mood, and where you are. These details will be seen by your buddies when you're using the public status

Choosing the right status
You can choose to set your details that your buddies will see when you've set your status to public.

1. From the main menu go to Status.
2. You can now choose between three different statuses:
   Private - In this status your location service is started. None of your location data is revealed to anyone and there's not need for any network traffic. However, if you choose to locate yourself on the map, your current latitude and longitude will be sent to the J2MEMap module to download the map of your area.
   Public - In this status your location service is started and you're also sharing your location status with your buddies on your buddy list. The exchange of location data with your buddies requires some network traffic. In the current version of BuddyLocator your status is sent every minute, and the same session also receives status about those of your buddies who are online.
   Offline - In this status there is no network traffic nor any location service going. As the name imply, you're completly offline

Using the maps
BuddyLocator uses J2MEMap for displaying maps. It gives you the opportunity to see yourself, your buddies and your landmarks using Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Microsoft Virtual Earth and Ask Maps. This is a description on what the key mappings for the map view are:

   1 - Zoom out
   3 (one or more times and then followed by 5/"fire") - Zoom in
   5 - Switching between map and satellite mode
   0 - Switching between Google Maps (Google), Microsoft Virtual Earth (MSN), Ask Maps (Ask.com) and Yahoo! Maps (Yahoo)
   7 and 9 - Cycles through the markers on the map
   # (hash/sharp) - Shows/hides scale bar
   "Soft key" (one of them) - Exit map

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