[Loadstone] Digital compass question

Gianfranco Giudice g.giudice at balcab.ch
Tue Jan 12 22:07:13 GMT 2010


Hi

Of course it wouldn't run on a phone without sensor. But making two
different Apps makes no sense. 

Gian

> -----Original Message-----
> From: loadstone-bounces at loadstone-gps.com 
> [mailto:loadstone-bounces at loadstone-gps.com] On Behalf Of 
> Shawn Kirkpatrick
> Sent: Tuesday, January 12, 2010 10:56 PM
> To: loadstone at loadstone-gps.com
> Subject: Re: [Loadstone] Digital compass question
> 
> This couldn't be in the main version like the internal gps. 
> Only certain phone models have the sensors framework so if 
> you tried to run a sensors-enabled loadstone on a phone that 
> didn't have this it probably wouldn't even run. Even fewer 
> phones have the compass. This might change as more phones 
> come out with this capability.
> 
> On Tue, 12 Jan 2010, Grzegorz Zlotowicz wrote:
> 
> > Hi,
> > the sensor functionality could be built-in the main version as the 
> > internal gps receiver is...
> > The main question is of course how many users would benefit 
> from it...
> > I wrote a python script to test this feature in my phone, it took 
> > exactly 11 lines of code, but the Python is specific, hard 
> to say how 
> > many work would it take in C++...
> > The initial tests are optimistic, the sensor works and gives 
> > relatively stable and reliable results, it has although 
> some humours 
> > but at the moment i tested it only in-door, where the magnetic 
> > influence of electrical devices may spoil the measurements...
> >
> > But whole thing seems to be worth further research...
> >
> > Greetings, Greg.
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Shawn Kirkpatrick" <shawn at loadstone-gps.com>
> > To: <loadstone at loadstone-gps.com>
> > Sent: Tuesday, January 12, 2010 11:28 AM
> > Subject: Re: [Loadstone] Digital compass question
> >
> >
> > This might get in at some point but I don't think it's a 
> trivial thing 
> > to implement. From what I can tell the compass uses the sensors api 
> > and that's only present on certain phone models. This would mean a 
> > specialized version of loadstone for these phones.
> >
> > On Tue, 12 Jan 2010, Grzegorz Z3otowicz wrote:
> >
> >> Hi, and excuse me if the question is already answered - 
> I'm reading 
> >> the list but don't remember if it was asked...
> >> Is it planned to add the digital compass functionality in ls?
> >> The digital compass is present for example in Nokia e52, and 
> >> possibility to use it would greatly increase the accuracy of 
> >> direction measurement.
> >> The direction measured by comparing gps positions is less 
> functional 
> >> than doing it by using the built-in compass module if present...
> >>
> >> Greetings, Greg.
> >>
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