[Loadstone] Loadstone on the Nokia N82

Mitchell Smith mjsotn at gmail.com
Sat Jul 19 23:08:19 BST 2008

Greetings List,

I have recently acquired myself a Nokia N82 and was somewhat disappointed to find out the inbuilt Nokia maps application was unusable with Talks.

I started looking in to alternatives including Google Mobile Maps (another application which doesn't appear to have a text-only mode), and Wayfinder which at this time is not available in Australia due to the fact that CodeFactory have quite high minimum commitments on their licensing and none of our assistive technology vendors are keen to make such commitments at this time.

I started investigating GPS SDK's in the event that it was going to be necessary to write my own app, and had a few options available when someone suggested I had a look at Loadstone.

Of course I was quite impressed that it is an open source product, and I fully intend on having a poke around the source code at some point in the near future and assisting in any way I can, but my first priority is to get the app working on my phone.

The installation was completely painless, but upon launching the application I appear to have hit my first problem.

The application is searching for a GPS device, and there doesn't appear to be any way to get it to use the internal GPS receiver in the Nokia N82.

I thought I would throw this email out on the list to see if the internal GPS receiver is actually supported by Loadstone, or will I need to investigate a Bluetooth option at this time.

My second question is, has any map data been assembled for Australia (I haven't checked the map data exchange yet) or will I need to start from scratch?

If starting from scratch is there any good sources of open map data that can be converted in to Loadstone format, or is it a matter of manually entering data as I travel?

Your time and assistance is greatly appreciated in relation to these questions, and thanks for creating such a promising application.


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