[Loadstone] Digital compass question

Przemysław Rogalski Rogalski at o2.pl
Wed Jan 13 21:54:26 GMT 2010


If we have different Loadstone for different versions of SYmbian, Why then is it problematic to create an add-on or an additional LS version with digitalcompass built-in?
----- Wiadomość oryginalna ----- 
Od: "Gianfranco Giudice" <g.giudice at balcab.ch>
Do: <loadstone at loadstone-gps.com>
Wysłano: 12 stycznia 2010 23:07
Temat: Re: [Loadstone] Digital compass question


> 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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