[Loadstone] loadstone and symbian OS

Adhimoolam Vetrivel Murugan vadhimoolam at gmail.com
Fri Sep 11 23:30:22 BST 2009

Let us be realistic. No matter whether we look at the pc world or the cellphone world, mac has a long way to go in terms of accessibility.


Produced in my Nokia N82.

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Subject: Re: [Loadstone] loadstone and symbian OS
From: "Jerry Matheny" <starnoble at gmail.com>
Date: 09/11/2009 6:15 PM

Ok, several things. Symbian Signed isn't the only way to sign apps on
Symbian. And I do not think $600 to $800 for getting an unlocked iPhone is a
justifiable cost. To say it comes with a screen reader is all well and good,
but believe me, you spend enough for it that you would have bought the
screen reader for Symbian several times over for the same price. And, if you
get the iPhone for the $299 value from AT&T with a contract, you end up
paying the full price of the phone by the time your contract is up anyway.
And, last I checked, the iPhone doesn't work with Bluetooth keyboards. Even
if it did, as you can only connect one Bluetooth device to it, then you
wouldn't be able to use a Bluetooth gps. Oh, and one more thing. I've
listened to people texting on the iPhone, and it is not faster than texting
with a number pad. So no, I do not think Symbian is a lost cause. It allows
you to connect up to five devices simaltaniously, it is very stable, and you
can get what you want to do quicly and efficiently.


From: loadstone-bounces at loadstone-gps.com
[mailto:loadstone-bounces at loadstone-gps.com] On Behalf Of Josh
Sent: Friday, September 11, 2009 2:06 PM
To: loadstone gps
Subject: [Loadstone] loadstone and symbian OS




I got a great suggestion for loadstone! please stop developing loadstone or
symbian! either that or phase it out and move over to apple mac iphone and
ipod touch with free VoiceOver! 

Why phase out loadstone or symbian and move over to IPod touch and IPhone?

1. no symbian signed.

2. No paying $300 extra for ttalks and mobileSpeak.

3. Every IPhone 3gs and Ipod touch 3rd generation 32gb and 64gb comes with
the  free VoiceOver screen reader.

4. IPhone supports bluetooth.

5. IPod touch 3rd generation 32gb and 64gb supports bluetooth. so you could
use bluetooth gps receivers with it.

6. Combine loadstone with IPod ttouch maps application and Loadstone just
got a billion times better than it is now. 

7. Why pay $250 for a new nokia phone and $300 for talks/mobilespeak or a
total of $600 for a phone with screen reader and gps when you can pay $300
and get it all? 

8. IPhone and IPod's gesture-based screen reader put symbian OS and windows
mobile OS to shame!

9. want a keyboard? connect a bluetooth keyboard to the IPod.

10. apple Accessibility said that thanks to my suggestion braille display
support is coming for IPhone and IPod touch.

11. IPod and IPhone VoiceOver can speak more  than 20 languages. compare
that to paying $400 for a new windows mobile pda, plus $300 for mobilespeak
pocket. that's $700 for the whole thing, plus another $800 for mobile geo no
$900 sorry about that. Cme on loadstone team please please please make
loadstone for the iphone and ipod touch and phase out symbian! The way apple
seems to be going is they are making their products into little smart
computers or PDAs.Now the ipod has become a little pocket sized computer
that you operate with a touch screen. Blind and can't see the screen? easy,
go into accessible itunes on your netbook or your mac and turn on your ipod
or iphone's voiceOver feature. VoiceOver isthe world's first gesture based
screen reader. imagine this. 


I'm out on the street and want to go to a restaurant. I take out my IPod
touch or iphone 3gs. and bluetooth receiver if needed turn that thing on.
turn on ipod with voiceOver. Find and tap the loadstone icon or however it
works. loadstone opens. Tjap and find/tap options. flick down to go to
database flick right to open it flick through my databases and pinch to load
my current zip codes of my city that I got from open streetmap. Now switch
to Safari and download over the air directions to a restaurant and put it
in my loadstone import export folder go back and load the checkpoints. start
walking. Need more detailed directions? switch to my maps application also
accessible with voiceOver and get better directions comparing to te ones
loadstone has given me and then I find my way there. I get on a bus and am
bored. put on some tunes or write in my notes. Guys this new IPhone and ipod
touch is putting symbian and windows mobile OS's to shame! Those touch
screen technologies are so well primitive! and the best part is with every
IPhone and ipod touch you purchase, you get a free screen reader that works
with all applications, even third party apps! oh, and did I mention that all
of the games or mostly all of them are accessible with voiceOver? 






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