How precise is iPhone GPS

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  1. JoshuaCaputo

    JoshuaCaputo New Member

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    When the user wants to create a world, they simply stand in front of each obstacle, holding their iphone, and press an "obstacle in front" button or something like that. The iphone will get it's location and facing, and place an object in front of the user. The user can proceed to add walls, and objects of various heights. Then they can use the iphone's camera to get "textures" for the game objects. After that, do whatever you want with the new world. The iphone's sensors are more than adequate to give the user a great experience. They will be able to move around fully in the 3D world, looking at their iphone to see what's in front of them.

    This is just an idea to get someone started, getting over a big obstacle. After that, it's up to the developer. Thoughts? Anyone up for the challenge?

    Is the iPhone even this precise?
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    Meikura Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Very, very interesting idea. I doubt the GPS is this accurate, but I definitely like the thought that has gone into it.
  3. JoshuaCaputo

    JoshuaCaputo New Member

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    Even if its with in a yard it might still work. Than it could show you where you and others are in the house!!!


    I got another idea:

    Like a real life game where you hunt one another down with iPhones. I guess people probably do this... I bet you could make a dragrace app to see who gets to finish first! Lol.
  4. simonrichards150

    simonrichards150 New Member

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    People already hide boxes around the place, and use GPS to find them

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    Its called geocaching

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geocaching

    www.geocaching.com

    The basic idea is that you take an item, and leave an item

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  5. JoshuaCaputo

    JoshuaCaputo New Member

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    Pretty innovative,
    sept when rapists here about it

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    my cousin does that. Anyhoo, i belive that non-military gps is within i believe 15 feet (or maybe it was meters). So no, i do not believe that it is accurate enough. Military gps is only within a meter or two.
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    Its not that accurate. its kind of hit or miss. Sometimes its dead on other times its of by a few feet, 15 feet sometimes, other times its not even close as much as a city block every now and then.

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