Lots of buzz around the internet today about the iPhone Tracker Software and the discovery that iPhones have a database file (called consolidated.db) that stores the GPS location of everywhere you’ve been. It is only on iOS 4 devices, which really is going to be pretty much all users, as long as they are relatively up to date.
Without getting into the privacy concerns etc.. that a lot of the commentary is covering I just thought it would be interesting to see what it’s all about.
It’s a breeze to install, simply visit the Git hub address of Peter Warden here, download the app and run it. It finds your iPhone backup file so you don’t even need to have your iPhone connected. Within about 45 seconds it presents a map of the world that you can zoom in on and see, exactly, where you’ve been.
Here’s mine opposite, I’ve been…. well on this day around the Northern Beaches of Sydney.
If you’re keen for more coverage on this check out these articles.