In the name of prototyping and quick idea validation I have turned to Telegram to validate both the technical, social and emotional sides related to spatiotemporal matching. Telegram is an easy and cheap alternative to building a mobile app for user tracking. Although there is less control over how the data is collected, it is a decent way to test several things out before fully committing to such big project.
In this post I am going to cover the technical aspects of implementing the collection of position information using Telegram. Later on I will write a bit more about the social and emotional aspects that come with fully automatic flight logging over at the Skyhop blog.