Despite my lack of posting for some time I am alive. The internet at my house was down since Sunday and only because my son Nicholas is here did we even have the illusion of Internet. The storms of last weekend did in the normal radio network. Nicholas discovered his iPad running IOS 6 would allow us to tether and use his Mas Movil data connection. It was great until the storms of yesterday; I think Mas Movil took a hit and that option vanished. Today all is back to normal, for now.
I want to share some great technology, new to me, perhaps not to you. If you recall the adventures of Smokey and the Bandit, you can say 10-4 again. Those days of using CB radios to communicate with other drivers, identify where the police were hiding and even meet up for a coffee on a road trip vanished some time in the past. Now it’s all back and works in Panama too.
My friend Richard turned me on the WAZE it is software for the iPhone, iPad and Android devices that have a GPS and cellular data connection. WAZE provides an interactive view of driving anyplace there are others using WAZE. To my surprise there are enough others using WAZE in Chiriqui to allow a pretty good snapshot of accidents and Smokey Bear in the Bushes, police along the road.
You can find out more about WAZE at http://www.waze.com/ it is free but does require you have either an iPhone, iPad or android device with both a GPS and data connection. If you have it all you too can find the bear in the bushes and let the other WAZERs know.