Wednesday, September 03, 2014

The Street View SatNav Simulator


Here's one of those ideas that seemed brilliant at 3 o'clock in the morning but which seemed a little stupid in the cold light of day.

Last night I quickly knocked together this Street View GPS Simulator. The simulator uses Google Maps Street View with the Web Speech API to try and replicate the annoying experience of driving with a GPS navigation device.

I had intended to improve it a little today but it now seems too silly to bother with any more. However in case anyone does want to have a play here's the link (bugs and all) - Street View GPS Simulator. The Web Speech API isn't supported by too many browsers so it will probably only work in Chrome.
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