[Loadstone] Porting to Android
Kotian, H P
hpkotian at rbi.org.in
Mon Oct 12 09:06:29 BST 2015
As far as Android device is concerned, we have a member volunteering to offer one. So I am not touching it.
The second point suggesting developing the new app as a web based application. i.e. developing the app in HTML5 so the front end will be a web based interface and this shall be running on local device. Hence, it will not need net connectivity at all.
This line of approach will free us for porting to a particular platform.
I hope I am clear this time.
Besides Dotwalker there is another app which uses open street maps. Check on:
From: Shawn Kirkpatrick <shawn at loadstone-gps.com>
I keep hearing about these sub $100 android devices, so hear's a challenge for anyone, find a sub $100 android unlocked phone in Canada. The hardware would at least have to have a gps and enough memory to hold a reasonable amount of map data. It would also have to perform well with talkback. I look forward to seeing what people come up with.
As for loadstone being a web app that's not what loadstone is all about. The idea is to have it work without a data plan or connectivity of any kind. Of course if you have connectivity even better for data loading and other features but the basics will function offline.
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