[Loadstone] Contacting the old Symbian Loadstone's developers

Shawn Kirkpatrick shawn at loadstone-gps.com
Wed Jan 10 15:39:32 PST 2018

I am the original developer for the Symbian version of Loadstone, currently 
developing the version for iOS.
You are correct about the certificates, all the systems that supported these 
are dead. This was the problem we ran in to that prevented any further 
releases. Now, if I remember correctly there is a way to generate a 
self-signed certificate that you could use to run the program on your own 
phone. I haven't looked at any of this in about 5 years so I forget exactly 
how this worked. The other option is to jail break your phone, this would 
allow you to run unsigned programs on it.
There may be an easier solution to your problem though. Loadstone should 
work with any receiver that sends out standard nmea data. This should be 
almost all bluetooth receivers as far as I know. The exception to this may 
be receivers that are marketed specifically as being compatable with the 
iPhone, in that case they may use a different protocol and may not work with 
anything else. It's also possible that the receiver is set to send out some 
other kind of protocol and it may be possible to make it send nmea. You'd 
have to read the specifications for your receiver to know what it's doing. 
You'll need to know this anyway in order to fix Loadstone if it turns out 
the receiver does send nmea but in a way Loadstone doesn't understand. Maybe 
it's easier to just get another receiver that works?
The Loadstone source should be available on the website in the Loadstone 
legacy site section. This is now an external site that I don't control so it 
may have changed. If the source isn't available there then let me know and I 
can send you a copy, I should have it around here somewhere.

On Wed, 10 Jan 2018, Aura Kelloniemi wrote:

> Hello
> This list seems to be taken over by the non-free Loadstone application, but I
> hope there is still somebody who can guide me.
> I have two questions regarding the old Symbian Loadstone application. I wish
> somebody could answer them or direct me to someone else who could help - most
> likely an old developer.
> Question 1: I want to add support for a particular BT GPS receiver to
> Loadstone. This receiver is incompatible for some reason, which is still
> unknown to me. I am unable to install my own versions of Loadstone, because I
> can't get my hands on a developer certificate needed to sign the installation
> package. All sites that once provided the certificates are now dead. Did
> Loadstone have a certificate for itself that I possibly could use. It does not
> matter if the certificate has expired - I can always tinker with the date of
> my phone. If I can't find a certificate, my project will fail and I need to
> find another platform where my receiver is usable.
> Question 2:
> Is Loadstone's SVN repository available somewhere nowadays or does anyone have
> a copy of it?
> Thank you for any help that you may be able to provide.
> -- 
> Aura
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