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I was wondering if there was way to ping google.com (or any other stable site) and record my GPS location. It would then append the result of the ping, GPS position, and the time to a file on my phone. It would run every 10 seconds or so.

Basically, I just want to get a view of my cellphone's Internet connection throughout the day and at different times. After a full day of this app running, I could then look at the generated file and figure out all sorts of interesting analytics for my phone.

If there is no such app, is there any quick script or something that would do this?

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It looks like a customized app. You need to make an app yourself, or have someone make it for you. –  geffchang Jan 13 '13 at 3:14
    
I think this question could be on topic if you would rephrase it like "How can I keep track of my phones data connectivity and location (GPS)?" See also the sites FAQ and meta.android.stackexchange.com/questions/1181/… –  Flow Jan 13 '13 at 12:03
    
I have tweaked the question to make it more about a problem to be solved than an app to be found. I think it can be re-opened. –  Al E. Jan 15 '13 at 20:02
    
@StephenCagle: GPS can be pretty battery-intensive. Are you sure you'd want something like this firing every 10 seconds? Further, it takes a long time for a GPS fix; the GPS receiver would need to be on constantly. –  Al E. Jan 15 '13 at 20:04
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There are no apps appear to suit to your need. But you could use two separate apps to do what you need to do.

Use Googles My Tracks to record your location data automatically. This app,

  • Record data of where you are using GPS coordinates.
  • Allows you to monitor your trip or the places of visits in 3D maps.
  • Promotes easy sharing of your data.

Use Traffic Counter to monitor your data usage. This app,

  • Records your data usage details real time
  • Offer some good in-app analysis tools
  • Can be used to monitor calls, SMSs, WiFi, apps, etc. as well

With the help of these two, you can achieve your objective. No need to ping a site!

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