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Blog with map system




A custom blog system. It features:
  • Back end:
    • Add entries via webeditor or mobile Android app
    • Fully integrated Android Push Service
        Includes GCM (Google Cloud Messaging)
      • Get a notification if someone posts a comment
      • Get a notification if an error occurs
    • Android App
      • Take pictures and edit text
      • Directly upload to blog
      • Choose location manually via map or with GPS
      • Get Notifications
    • Webditor
      • Picture upload with preview and size information
      • Rotate and scale picture
      • Multiple pictures per entry with thumbnail preview
      • Clickable map for location selection
      • Resolve address from GPS coordinates OR
      • Resolve GPS coordinates from address
    • Administer all comments
    • User admin panel
    • Entry text supports HTML
    • and more...
  • Front end:
    • Embedd Youtube videos
    • Directly link the entry to a map marker
    • Support for login-dependable content filtering
      • Entries can be tagged to be hidden for guests
      • Hide entries that are still being edited
      • Entry viewability is colorcoded for the admin
    • Map marker popups show head text, address and a link to the entry
    • Mini worldmap shows location on map, generated in realtime
    • Simple and efficient navigation with page-buttons
    • Complete user-based comment system
      • Add comments
      • Edit or delete own comments
      • View list of all own comments
    • Realtime weather and currency display
    • Complete PHP based, nice login system
    • Logging who viewed the blog
    • Several pictures per entry
    • and more...
  • Services:
    • Android Push Notification via GCM
    • OpenStreetMaps
    • OpenWeather
    • TheMoneyConverter
    • mySQL

Linux MPD Web Interface

One main purpose of the Raspberry Pi is its use as media centre. I wanted to use it as a headless system with the possibility to control it from anywhere including smartphones. A web interface is the most universal solution. I therefore set up the MPD (Music Player Deamon) on the Pi and constructed a web interface. There are some solutions already available but they mostly run commands by reloading the entire page. I wanted to have a static page and process the commands in the background. The Interface consists of a bunch of JavaScripts and PHP scripts that run on an Apache web server on the Pi.
Still under development, especially the optics.

University App Website

I developed an Android app for the University of Applied Sciences And Arts in Hannover. It was so successful that it became the official University app and I also made a Website for it.
It includes server logistics ans a brief GUI for an anonymous statistical surveillance of the app.

Gearloose website

This website as such is also a project. I wrote several PHP scripts (and in the old version Javascripts, the new one is Java-free) that are used to automate content presentation and linking. For example the "next" and "last" buttons are generated by a PHP script. The private login page is a high end login system that supports users with folder permissions.

Dynamic DNS

There are a few free DynDNS services available but I wanted one with my own domain name. This custom GynDNS service (gearloose dynamic DNS service) runs on a subdomain of this website. It consists of two little PHP scripts. One is pinged from my router to update the IP and the other one is used for the content. It is possible to make different subdomains with diffrent functions or different ports. Using ones own service gives access to a limitless amount of aliases and possibilities. There are different methods of how to redirect the pages and data according to the needs of the application.
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