Sosumi is a PHP client for Apple's Find My iPhone service. This allows you to programmatically retrieve your devices's current location and push messages (and an optional alarm) to the remote device.
The previous version of Sosumi (June 2009 - June 20, 2010) scraped MobileMe's website to determine your location information. However, with Apple's new (as of June 2010) Find My iPhone app, we can piggy-back on their "official" JSON web service and pull your information much faster and more reliably as it's not prone to breaking whenever there's a website update. I highly recommend upgrading to the new version.
Much love to the MobileMe/iCloud team for a wonderful service :-)
Looking for the Mac desktop version of Sosumi? Click here.
- Retrieve your device's current location and margin of error.
- Push a custom text message to the device and an optional audible alarm.
This script requires PHP 5.2 and the JSON extension, which should be included by default. PHP's CURL extension (with SSL support) is also required.
Two example scripts are included. The first one,
example.php retrieves your current location and plots it on a Google map. It also allows you to send a push notification message and an optional alarm. The second script,
cron.php, will grab your location and store it in a MySQL database, allowing you to track your position over time.
Code is hosted at GitHub: http://github.com/tylerhall/sosumi
- Python port - https://github.com/comfuture/recordmylatitude
- Node.js port - http://github.com/drudge/node-sosumi
- Ruby port - http://github.com/hpop/rosumi
- PlayNice - Automatically update your Google Latitude location using Sosumi http://github.com/ablyler/playnice
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Copyright (c) 2011 Tyler Hall
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