Thursday, December 29, 2011

Real Indoor now supports waypoints - enhances realistic workout!

A feature which has been requested by many is to be able to specify multiple waypoints for the route. This e.g. is interesting in cases where the directions given by Google do not fit the needs and travel a different route than the intended one.

Waypoints now have been added to Real Indoor and can be found in the directions interface:

Friday, December 23, 2011

"Let it snow" - on your webpage

Googles latest easter egg:  If you search for "let it snow" your screen will become foggy from all the snow coming down.

Here is an explanation how to use the slightly modified javascript to have it snow on your webpage as well. The following code goes into your html-file - best at the end of your content before the "</body>" tag :

<script type="text/javascript" src=""></script>
<div id="gbqfb" style="z-index: 1000;"></div>
<div id="snfloader" style="visibility: hidden;"></div>
<script id="snfloader_script" type="text/javascript">
var s=document.createElement('script');
s.src='snfog.js'; s.type = 'text/javascript';
s.addEventListener('load',function(){console.log("snow loaded");
var app = new goog.egg.snowyfog.Snowyfog();app.init();},false);

The snowyfog-mod.js (you can just save it with right click from here) goes into the same directory as your html file.

Update: You need to include the Google JS api to have the "google"-environment available. Please add your API-key which you can get in the Google API-Console. The script tag should be added in the head section:

<script type="text/javascript" src=""></script>

Here is the example page with minimal requirements: Let it snow!

When opening your page it will slowly go foggy. After a while a button called "Defrost" will appear and all the fog will be removed after clicking. Snowflakes will continue to fall. Try it out.

Here is an example: 

Thursday, December 22, 2011

New Simulator "Real Indoor" with Physics Engine

What is Real Indoor

Based on the successful Gaiagi Driver we have pushed the limits of online driving simulation to create Real Indoor.

Real Indoor is dedicated to create a realistic biking experience while working out on spin bikes or similar devices.

Streetview panoramas and the physics engine provide feedback which simulate driving on a real track.

Tracks from bicycle directions, GPS recordings or just following Streetview panoramas allow for a whole new experience while working out and seeing the Earth.

Use Real Indoor to prepare yourselve for that bike summer trip into the mountains - slopes, physics and views all realistically simulated.

Predefined tracks offer a jump start into working out in the real world:

Enjoy the Earth with Real Indoor and have fun biking!

Friday, September 09, 2011

Gaiagi Driver - Updates 2011

New features added recently to the Gaiagi Driver:
  • The car speed can manually controlled via a slider
  • Condense controls into a small driving control in the upper left where you can pause, stop, continue driving; also the speed is displayed in the control
  • Physics mode: to support indoor biking/spinning bikes a bike has been added which moves with real speed based on the applied power. You can control the power you want to spend on your bike and the driver will move accordingly based on weight, slope of the track, ...
  • New vehicles added: Motorhome, Camper, Ferrari, Porsche, Ducati, BMX bike, Woman with bike, Millenium Falcon ;-)
  • Configurable Icon which displays the location on the map
  • Show Panoramio Pictures instead of Birds View in the lower right
  • Saving own tours: You can create a tour and store this on your computer to later load the tour again
  • Support for speech input on Chrome browsers
  • Draggable start and end points. Just adapt your route by dragging the start and end points on the Google Map. 
The Gaiagi Driver is here: