[Loadstone] feature request: distance counter

monty at loadstone-gps.com monty at loadstone-gps.com
Sun Jul 1 21:47:42 BST 2007


Try pressing "0" for Exploration mode and then querying Loadstone with 
the "5" key as you move.  It will tell you how far you are currently from 
the place you were when you entered Exploration mode.

Best regards,


On Sun, 1 Jul 2007, Hasan Karahasan wrote:

> Hello loadstoners,
> what about a distance counter or as we say in German a kilometer counter?
> You probably know this from cars or bicycles. When you start, you reset your
> counter. Then you can always see the distance you have left behind.
> Currently ls cannot do this job for you. But such a function would be very
> helpfull and interesting on a long walk, or any other jurney. Think you are
> doing some sports like jogging or walking.
> The implementation should be quite easy. Once the counter is started, ls
> will have to calculate the distance between the current position and the
> position 10 seconds before. periodically. The new value will be added to the
> counter variable until you stop the counter function. Say we do this all 10
> seconds, then we should get a good approximation of the real distance since
> start. The calculation intervall could be adjustable. LS should save the
> value of the counter in a file when ls is finished. You even could interrupt
> your jurney and continue tomorrow and so on.
> Shawn, what about giving this a chance? I would do the beta testing if
> needed. Does the symbian os have some timer api functionality to signal ls
> that the time has come to do something? Something like a callback function?
> Then it would not even be cpu intensive.
> Hasan
> Hasan
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