[Loadstone] Porting to Android
shawn at loadstone-gps.com
Tue Oct 13 09:30:31 BST 2015
Even if you could use html5 as a front end (just because you might be able
to do a thing doesn't mean you should) what would it talk to as a back end
without connectivity? That would have to be platform specific. Can you give
any examples of an application that does this? I can't think of any but
maybe they exist. When I say without connectivity I mean none at all, as in
the program could be used even when the device is in offline or airplane
On Mon, 12 Oct 2015, Kotian, H P wrote:
> Dear Shawn
> 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:
> Harish Kotian
> From: Shawn Kirkpatrick <shawn at loadstone-gps.com>
> To: "loadsto
> 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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