[Loadstone] Loadstone enhancements (updated)
charlie at loadstone-gps.com
Fri Feb 6 11:23:13 GMT 2009
Shawn Kirkpatrick <shawn at loadstone-gps.com> wrote:
> - Problem: It's impossible to use all the localization technologies for a
> particular receiver simultaneously.
> How would you connect to multiple technologies at once? you only want
> input from one receiver so you have to select which one.
> Problem 2: Internal receiver doesn't work properly or doesn't work at all
> on Nokia N82.
> Can you specify? On the n82 I was testing the internal receiver worked
Same here with several N82, no issues with the internal GPS, works fine on
every N82 I came across.
> We've had reports of bluetooth connections not working on the n82 if
> phone is selected as the gps source. This seems to be specific to the n82
> thoe since this combination seems to work on other phones.
It works for example on 5500 Sport and E70. The N82 is the only device I
have to test with an internal GPS... probably next Week I can try it with a
N95. I'll keep you informed.
> - Problem 1: The technology Bluetooth appears even under Internal
> receiver technologies. This is not a problem. The choice is called phone
> and will present any technologies the phone has that are able to deliver
> nmea sentences. This list may be effected by choices made in the phone's
> positioning settings. Usually the list will include bluetooth. You might
> want to use this if you wanted to use your receiver with more than one
> program at once
That's it. It's really great to use a single GPS connection with more than
only one application. The external receivers are much better than the
internal ones, so I prefer an external bluetooth receiver - but I won't
miss the advantage of using several applications with only one receiver.
> You may prefer Loadstone's bluetooth code if you don't want to pair the
> receiver with the phone
You don't need to pair the receiver with the phone to use it with any
application. You just have to cancel the pairing dialogue, the receiver
> or if the phone's bluetooth isn't working as in the case of the n82.
Do you see a chance to fix this issue for N82?
Hmmm... I'll do some further testing if a bluetooth receiver works with
the Symbian BT-API and other applications than loadstone.
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