dualsportmaps.com - Android App

Discussion in 'Vendors' started by craftycoder, May 26, 2011.

  1. bluegroove

    bluegroove Motorcycle junkie

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    Hey I have a friend who wants to sell me a Motorola A855 Droid. It's using Android 2.2.3 and has SD card. Is this a reasonable choice to run the app? Anyone using one?

    I will not be using it for anything else and I want something used and cheap since I may well drop it in a river or vibrate it to death.

    Thanks!
  2. ohgood

    ohgood Long timer

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    If the GPS works, rock it !


    (Mine is a T-Mobile g2) on the bike, and a Blaze in my pocket.
  3. bluegroove

    bluegroove Motorcycle junkie

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    it has a slide out keyboard. I'm hinking this may be a problem while bike mounted. have to try it I guess
  4. sandalscout

    sandalscout blah blah blah

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    Maybe not, if you can also get an onscreen keyboard to work. I had an HTC Tilt that had both and used it for DSM.
  5. craftycoder

    craftycoder Motobrain PDU

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    I ordered a nexus 7 today. I'll have that Speedo problem sorted out soon.
  6. BobM

    BobM DualSport

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    Crafty, as you know I had problems with my HTC Sensation (unreadable screen in sunlight, serious power issues) and gave up running the app as my main device, so I bought a Garmin Montana. That was 2 years ago and I haven't been completely pleased with it. Next week the new Garmin Monterra hits the stores and it seems to be a Montana, but with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, HD Video, FM & Weather Radio, AND IT USES THE ANDROID OS. Plus the standard unit is waterproof (IPX-7), shockproof, has 16 hrs battery life and will run on 3 AA's, and fits my Montana mounts.

    The downside is the price - $650 - and the "low" res touch screen. It's only 272 x 480 pixels.

    Garmin claim you can run Google Play Apps on it, but doesn't state if they must be written specifically for a low res screen.

    Would DSM run at this resolution? I ask, because I'm considering selling the Montana and getting a Monterra if they have any good Black Friday sales.

    thanks
    Bob
  7. craftycoder

    craftycoder Motobrain PDU

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    I'm not sure, but it would be a worthy effort to make it work.
  8. BobM

    BobM DualSport

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    Would that effort be yours or mine ... :D

    Will you be in Tucson this winter? We could co-operate on this .....
  9. craftycoder

    craftycoder Motobrain PDU

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    Send me a garmin and I'll do the heavy lifting.
  10. ramz

    ramz Professional Trail Rider

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    I volunteer to send you one when it's available. I'll get the model without topo maps if you think the built-in memory is ok. Perhaps you'll provide an appropriate microSD card according to your needs.

    With worldwide basemap $649.99 USD
    With TOPO US maps $699.99 USD

    Built-in memory
    6 GB (With Worldwide Basemap)
    3 GB (With TOPO U.S. 100K Maps)

    Accepts data cards microSD card (not included)

    This is a genuine offer.
    Game on?


    :ricky
  11. craftycoder

    craftycoder Motobrain PDU

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    I will do what I can to make the app work on it when it arrives. I think a hardened android device is a great idea in theory. I'd like t see what garmin came up with in practice though. The screen sure does sound low res which is concerning. We shall see. Thanks for the offer!
  12. otpipe

    otpipe Adventurer

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    All right looking forward to it.
    What settings do I change to make the tracks pick up more points? When tracking offroad I loose some of the details on the trail.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337 using Tapatalk
  13. tommu56

    tommu56 Long timer

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    Main screen
    .......Settings
    ..........Monitoring
    ............Save track interval
    ...............select from 5 seconds to 5 min.



    Tom
  14. otpipe

    otpipe Adventurer

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    Thanks Tom I'll try that out.

    Main
    .Settings
    ..Background service
    ....Positioning interval
    ....Wait interval

    What do these settings do/effect?

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  15. tommu56

    tommu56 Long timer

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    The time between "track points".


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  16. BobM

    BobM DualSport

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    Crafty - it might be useful to let the ADV'rs who are interested in the Monterra know your plans to get DSM to run on it.

    Here's a post that specifically mentions your app": http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=22729585&postcount=297

    BTW, I've just sold my Montana of the Flea Market so I'm ready to buy the Monterra when it's released any day now (hopefully, but Garmin haven't been great at meeting schedules) :D

    Bob
    EDIT 11 Nov 2013: I just cancelled my Montana sale and crossed the Monterra off my list. I didn't realize it had a smartphone-like screen and is not glove friendly. This shouldn't affect your customer base who all have smart phones and must hence accept this limitation. I can't. It makes me understand why you developed the remote control thingy .
  17. ohgood

    ohgood Long timer

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    Wow. Respect. :)
  18. craftycoder

    craftycoder Motobrain PDU

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    I got the Nexus 7 in the mail and was able to fix the speedometer. I'm doing a little testing now to confirm the fix is backwards compatible and then I'll release it.
  19. sandalscout

    sandalscout blah blah blah

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    You rock!
  20. craftycoder

    craftycoder Motobrain PDU

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    I've pushed the updated version of the app to Google Play. I've not seen any issues on my older phone so I think its probably fine. Please let me know if you have any issues.