[Loadstone] GPS for Android.

Jacob Kruger jacob at blindza.co.za
Wed Dec 18 09:56:48 GMT 2013


Most of the GPS apps have tried, unlock it immediately after you try lock it - google maps, for example, and while can at least some of the time lock screen while in point finder, it then seems to somehow interfere with direction etc.

Stay well

Jacob Kruger
Blind Biker
Skype: BlindZA
'...fate had broken his body, but not his spirit...'

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Kit 
  To: loadstone at loadstone-gps.com 
  Sent: Wednesday, December 18, 2013 11:19 AM
  Subject: Re: [Loadstone] GPS for Android.


  Jacob, u mean u must not lock screen or cannot lock screen. my samsung has a button which will lock the screen but of course it will not announce I suppose.
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Jacob Kruger 
  To: loadstone at loadstone-gps.com 
  Sent: Tuesday, December 17, 2013 5:42 PM
  Subject: Re: [Loadstone] GPS for Android.


  You build your own routes in dotWalker, but, haven't used it too much, since 
  think it can also interact somewhat with google maps, and while the other 
  one am playing around with is called point finder (accessibility), if you 
  just want to use google maps itself, while I don't find it's own interface 
  of much use, an app called walky talky helps you find and invoke walking 
  directions to places, and another one called place saver lets me save a 
  current location, and then retrieve coordinates later on, etc. etc.

  My primary issue with really getting going using android GPS is that in 
  general, for example, you can't then lock the touch screen, so you'd need to 
  literally hold it in your hand, instead of, like when using loadstone, just 
  put phone in pocket, and listen to prompts etc. via earphones, but anyway - 
  still looking into putting together my own form of a carrying case, from a 
  form of pencil case to protect screen from being touched, etc.

  Stay well

  Jacob Kruger
  Blind Biker
  Skype: BlindZA
  '...fate had broken his body, but not his spirit...'

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: "Milos Przic" <milos.przic at gmail.com>
  To: <loadstone at loadstone-gps.com>
  Sent: Tuesday, December 17, 2013 11:14 AM
  Subject: Re: [Loadstone] GPS for Android.


  > Hello,
  > Do you have to include maps in the Dot Walker like in Loadstone, or it 
  > uses the google maps automatically? Is the software which already comes 
  > with an android phone accessible?
  > Best!
  >          Milos Przic
  > twitter: MilosPrzic
  > skype: Milosh-hs
  > ----- Original Message ----- 
  > From: "Vikas Kapoor" <dl.vikas at gmail.com>
  > To: <loadstone at loadstone-gps.com>
  > Sent: Tuesday, December 17, 2013 9:28 AM
  > Subject: Re: [Loadstone] GPS for Android.
  >
  >
  >>I use DotWalker and I'm quite satisfied with its performance.
  >>
  >> On 12/17/13, Kit <goldeneagle74 at gmail.com> wrote:
  >>> Hi All,
  >>>
  >>> Specially Android phone users. What do u get or install to replace 
  >>> loadstone
  >>> in your android phone?
  >>>
  >>> Regards,
  >>> KITT.
  >>
  >>
  >> -- 
  >> Vikas Kapoor,
  >> Mobile: (+91) 9891098137
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