[Loadstone] loadstone feature idea
brett06 at tpg.com.au
Fri Aug 25 12:24:16 BST 2006
Ogg play does get interrupted by Loadstone and I presume notes should
get interrupted by loadstone, since Mini-GPS alarms do interrupt the
book I am reading. Just to clarify, I am not suggesting that loadstone
should be able to speak when in the background, just be able to play a
sound. That way if you assign a sound uniquely to Loadstone, when you
hear that sound, you will either know what it's fore, or if not you will
know to bring Loadstone to the front so you can find out. Even if it
doesn't interrupt all programs, some would be better than nothing.
Ogg play is quite cool, it will play ogg files plus what ever other file
codecs are on your phone and you can assign key strokes to fast forward
and skip forward etc. The keystrokes only work when ogg play is in the
foreground, but it's better than arrowing up and down trying to guess
where an real player icon is.
The download page for ogg play is at:
From: loadstone-bounces at loadstone-gps.com
[mailto:loadstone-bounces at loadstone-gps.com] On Behalf Of Shawn
Sent: Friday, 25 August 2006 10:55 AM
To: General discussion pertaining to the Loadstone GPS program
Subject: Re: [Loadstone] loadstone feature idea
Having loadstone be able to work in the background would be a good idea
I'm not sure if it'll be able to do this. The biggest problem is the
only has one sound channel and it's unclear about what program will get
if two things try to use it at once. The documentation doesn't really
what will happen if a program tries to interrupt from the background.
I'll have to checkout oggplay, maybe it has source code or at the very
it's probably better than realplayer.
On Thu, 24 Aug 2006, Brett wrote:
> Hi all,
> I also have a feature suggestion! Currently, Loadstone can only alert
> us of marked points when it is in the foreground. Can there be an
> option included in future releases which would allow us to: A. have
> Loadstone alert us of marked points, even when it is running in the
> background? B. Assign our own sound to marked points, so that we can
> choose a louder sound to use when it's in the background.
> Reason why this would be good is I use it to let me know when I am
> reaching my train stop. I have about four hours travel a day and like
> to kill time by reading books or the paper on my phone, while doing
> this, loadstone can't alert me because it can't be in the foreground.
> If people are looking for a media player which can be interrupted by
> Loadstone, Try Oggplay. You can start it playing, minimize it to the
> background and bring Loadstone to the foreground so that it can alert
> you, Loadstone can interrupt Oggplay's playback which it doesn't do if
> I use the default real player on my phone.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: loadstone-bounces at loadstone-gps.com
> [mailto:loadstone-bounces at loadstone-gps.com] On Behalf Of Ari Moisio
> Sent: Wednesday, 23 August 2006 10:59 PM
> To: General discussion pertaining to the Loadstone GPS program
> Subject: Re: [Loadstone] loadstone feature idea
> There are some problems: yesterday i tried to edit point's name but
> nothing changed: when i re-openet point'äs info old name was still
> there. Today i tried to modify point's name and now every point itried
> to edit simply disappeared, they cannot be found with 'find point'
> -function. Same behavior with gps on and off.
> On Tue, 22 Aug 2006, Shawn Kirkpatrick wrote:
>> To edit a point just find in exploration mode and then hit the number
>> sign key. Once you make your changes hit key one for options,
>> be 3 options if the gps is connected. Choose the update option if you
>> just want to change the point's name without effecting its position.
>> On Tue, 22 Aug 2006, Ari Moisio wrote:
>>> Hi Brett
>>> You are right, there is no way to edit point's data without
>>> resetting it's gps position data to your current position. I thought
>>> 'Update' would do this but it does not save any changes. This is
>>> probably a bug.
>>> On Tue, 22 Aug 2006, Brett wrote:
>>>> How do you edit a point, I thought you had to find it in
>>>> mode, mark it then press delete then the hash key. I tried this but
>>>> couldn't edit a point. I had to delete it and re-enter it the next
>>>> time I went back their.
>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>> From: loadstone-bounces at loadstone-gps.com
>>>> [mailto:loadstone-bounces at loadstone-gps.com] On Behalf Of Ari
>>>> Sent: Tuesday, 22 August 2006 4:45 AM
>>>> To: General discussion pertaining to the Loadstone GPS program
>>>> Subject: Re: [Loadstone] loadstone feature idea
>>>> How about storing that point with some short nickname and editing
>>>> it later?
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