dualsportmaps.com - Android App

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  1. mrphotoman

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  2. craftycoder

    craftycoder Motobrain PDU

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    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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    If you have cell access, weather is now available. Convenient to look ahead when you are at a rest stop.
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  5. sandalscout

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    Very cool! Any ETA on when a beta might be available?
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  6. craftycoder

    craftycoder Motobrain PDU

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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 :rofl).

    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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    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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  8. craftycoder

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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 :puke1.

    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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  9. beechum1

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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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  10. GaM

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    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.:D
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    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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    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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    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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    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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    My Driod 2 Global awaits your alpha. Looking good.
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  16. Jäger 1

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    So you've already got map tiling on the go like I was mentioning in your main DSM thread - you bastard!

    Well, should be no sweat to taking that tiling and using it for printing off a set of tiles as a map book, right?

    This looks pretty neat as well, I just don't have a smartphone thingy.
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    We are getting very close now. Testers, selected at random, will be hearing from me next week.

    <iframe width="853" height="510" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/W7kd_hfpVBc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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    How cool would it ne to have gas station prices on that layer as well.... just saying.
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  19. craftycoder

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    We are on motorcycles so we are immune to gas price fluctuations as our tanks are so darn small and our endurance so darn high. Right?? :evil
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  20. pngaudioguy

    pngaudioguy Just...one...more...

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    Very impressive work. I guess I should go look at dualsportmaps.com, but what do the different colors on the tracks indicate? Trail difficulty? I think my little Eris might have a hard time running all that, but if you need a low power tester, I'd be willing to let you know how it runs.

    EDIT: I just checked the site. Nice to see a logical use of color :)

    I have to admit I haven't read every single post in the thread, so this might be a repeat question. Is there a way to turn off the screen and just check on it occasionally? Eris battery life is renowned for it's mediocrity, and my understanding from running the Google Nav app in my car is that the screen seems to draw a ton of power.

    Thanks, and once again, really cool looking app.
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