[Loadstone] Porting to Android

Shawn Kirkpatrick 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:
> https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.osmand
> Harish Kotian
> From: Shawn Kirkpatrick <shawn at loadstone-gps.com>
> To: "loadsto
> [Loadstone]
> 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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