[Loadstone] How are things going with the iPhone?

Shawn Kirkpatrick shawn at loadstone-gps.com
Tue May 10 23:50:51 BST 2016

Things are still coming along. Some other projects have come up lately so 
it's slowed down the Loadstone development a bit.
I have some of the basic navigation information functions working (except 
for the magnetic heading that seemed to reverse itself and then correct 
itself for an unknown reason). The voice output now seems to work either 
using voiceover or the phone's synthesizer. This was having a problem where 
it would crash the app if it tried to speak while something was still 
speaking. The informational display popup windows also seem to be working 
and apparently look good. A lot of settings are in place 
and seem to work but there's no user interface to control them yet. The 
database system is still a complete blank but at least the phone uses sql 
databases so that'll make things a lot simpler.
I need to write a sound player/tone generater and that looks like it's going 
to be a lot harder than it should be.
I want to put in the where am I function and the address search function. 
These are services that are built in to the phone so implementing them won't 
be too difficult and I've been able to test them with another test 
I'd like to get something in to a usable state since my Nokia phone and 
external gps receiver are starting to show there age.

On Tue, 10 May 2016, Michael O. Hanson wrote:

> How are things going with porting Loadstone to the IPhone?  Is there
> anything you need to facilitate things?  I will be going camping on my
> honeymoon on May 17 and will probably miss Loadstone big-time!  I certainly
> don't expect Loadstone to be ported by then.  From the little I know about
> programming languages and the good deal I know about Loadstone's developers,
> porting Loadstone to an IPhone such that the program meets the quality users
> have come to expect is not easy.  I certainly couldn't do it.
> Mike Hanson

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