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Old 06-06-2011, 01:36 PM   #61
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Yes that is it, it even has a little brass screw on the back where it connects the phone mount to the handlebar mount to prevent it from accidentally falling off. I like it a lot.

same one i have: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...=STRK:MEWNX:IT
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Old 06-06-2011, 01:40 PM   #62
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The Garmin 60CSx has a built-in magnetic compass which works fine while mounted on motorcycles. And if "calibration" were needed, Crafty's own code could include that function. I'd think the difference between magnetic North and true North might be a bigger annoyance, though that too could be corrected to some degree in software.
That is interesting and good news. At the 60CSx price point I am guessing it's a pretty cheap magnetometer which means that it should work for me too. The calibration I will have to do from the software but that shouldn't be too hard to figure out and the true north vs magnetic is, in a word, trivial. At least when you happen to have a GPS with you.
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Old 06-06-2011, 02:18 PM   #63
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yes that is it, it even has a little brass screw on the back where it connects the phone mount to the handlebar mount to prevent it from accidentally falling off. I like it a lot.

Same one i have: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/ebayisapi.dll...=strk:mewnx:it
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Old 06-07-2011, 12:16 AM   #64
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Online weather available.



If you have cell access, weather is now available. Convenient to look ahead when you are at a rest stop.
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Old 06-07-2011, 08:13 AM   #65
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Very cool! Any ETA on when a beta might be available?
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Old 06-07-2011, 08:45 AM   #66
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I'm working on this whenever I have a few moments. Last night I was at it until 0245 and then passed out on my office floor (my wife thinks I have another woman ).

I don't really want to make the software available until it's pretty usable. When software gets released too soon, people say "this sucks"; while that may be true, it is because it's not finished yet. I'd accept a couple of alpha testers in a week or so if they wanted to "apply" (via PM), based on their device compatibility and interest in doing actual testing (not the same as playing with the software).

The obvious next question is device compatibility. If you want to use the (now vaporware) remote, you will need Gingerbread (2.3.4). Otherwise I don't think there is anything in here that is not compatible with >= version 2. Though I've never compiled it to less than Froyo (2.2).
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Old 06-07-2011, 09:16 AM   #67
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So I got this viewsonic G Tablet very cheap, they say it was the most returned product ever at Staples, practically no manufacturer support, but there are several roms around, even one to take it to honeycomb, it has froyo, it has no cell, no gps, but it has bluetooth, so If I got a bluetooth gps puck or something like that, it might work with this right?
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Old 06-07-2011, 09:21 AM   #68
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So I got this viewsonic G Tablet very cheap, they say it was the most returned product ever at Staples, practically no manufacturer support, but there are several roms around, even one to take it to honeycomb, it has froyo, it has no cell, no gps, but it has bluetooth, so If I got a bluetooth gps puck or something like that, it might work with this right?
GaM you have a real way with words! I want take a big crap on your tablet and I've never even seen it .

If you can get Gingerbread or better (Honeycomb will do) on it, you can try the external GPS I'm going to be developing. The GPS module I want to get is currently out of stock when they are available I am going to build a prototype of the remote with GPS. I'll even let you test drive mine before you buy one of your own since you are just up the road.
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Old 06-07-2011, 10:08 AM   #69
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I have a rooted evo, i'm updating to gingerbread today. I'm available and willing for beta.
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Old 06-07-2011, 11:55 AM   #70
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GaM you have a real way with words! I want take a big crap on your tablet and I've never even seen it .

If you can get Gingerbread or better (Honeycomb will do) on it, you can try the external GPS I'm going to be developing. The GPS module I want to get is currently out of stock when they are available I am going to build a prototype of the remote with GPS. I'll even let you test drive mine before you buy one of your own since you are just up the road.
Yeah, there's a gingerbread hack for it, I got this thing to play with android, it has great hardware, tegra 2 processor, great battery life, but now becca is using it for all her web surfing so I've left it alone out of fear of hard bricking it.
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Old 06-09-2011, 06:57 PM   #71
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map caching done

I got half of the remote control parts in the mail today. When the other half arrives I will build up a prototype and shoot another video.

The news from this evening is that the map tile caching is complete. The process is to select a dualsportmap (downloaded from the site with a single click) and then ask the software to cache map tiles, then select the tile sets you want (topo and satellite make sense to me but pick what you want). For the Fish Canyon-Box Canyon map it took about 30 seconds to search for and download the map and then cache the tiles for this ride. That was over 2000 tiles that came over the wire. It was faster than I guessed. So fast that my progress indicator was updating way faster than I expected. I actually slowed it down to only inform us every 50 tiles instead of every 20.

I am excited about how this is shaping up. I've already done several test rides now with the with offline rendered maps that don't require any downloading and tiles and they work well, but sometimes you may want a little more information so this feature is most excellent!
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Old 06-11-2011, 03:58 PM   #72
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Garmin compatible map rendering?

I'm considering writing a Garmin img map renderer for this program so we can have another offline map renderer to go along with the OSM (open street map) maps. As their name implies, they are street maps. If I could get topo maps rendering on the Android that would be a nice feature I think. Opinions?
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Old 06-14-2011, 05:29 PM   #73
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close to first alpha release

I am waiting on one bit of buggy code that I finally got the Google Android team to acknowledge this morning to be fixed. It is now "Priority-Critical" according to Google. Once that little piece is ready the software will be good enough for an alpha release and handful of willing victims will be able to try it out and let me know what they think.

Not all the features that excite me are in, but enough are that I think this is better than my Zumo for dualsport riding.

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Old 06-15-2011, 08:07 PM   #74
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new feature

I've added the ability to open a GPX file directly from an email or the file system of your Android device in DSM. This should make it very easy for people not currently using dualsportmaps.com to get you a track to follow in a hurry.
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Old 06-16-2011, 09:05 PM   #75
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My Driod 2 Global awaits your alpha. Looking good.
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