Here’s a great hack on how to make an iPhone LoJack and also be able to chart your location using GoogleMaps.
Basically the hack connects a Twitter account so your iPhone “twitts” your iPhone’s location at set intervals. The “twitts” are basically GoogleMaps URLs that locates the GPS location of the iPhone.
How cool it that? Pretty awesome I’d say.
If you’re traveling across the country, change your start interval to 15 minutes or a half hour and use a public Twitter account. (Remember to reboot after making changes to the Launch Daemon). Your friends will be able to track your progress using the Google Maps URL that’s tinyURL’ed into each tweet.