Please go on ;) Re: GPS App idea

Richard Franks spontificus at
Thu Nov 23 13:46:22 CET 2006

On 11/23/06, Tapani Pälli <tapani.palli at> wrote:
> > [location tagging]
> I think these kinds of things would be doable if user could 'tag'
> locations based on available bluetooth or wifi hotspot data. Then later
> on device can make assumptions : "I can see this wifi now so I must be
> at/near location A", "I can see paired bt-device which is car's wireless
> headset so I must be near users car". System could also store last gps
> location when car's headset (or whatever user has customized) was visible.

I'm not sure I understand why transient sources (bluetooth + wifi
hotspots) would be more useful for mapping the locatity than AGPS?  I
mean, even if the Neo1973 did have support for bluetooth+wifi, you
would lose your reference points if someone else turns off their
bluetooth device, or spills coffee over their wireless hub?

> >> If you park in a public garage you don't have gps, so your app wouldn't
> >> work.
> >
> (see above, could 'fix' this problem!)

Hmm.. the global locate site appears to be down just now, and I don't
know the exact chip used, but the company do boast 'indoorGPS' as one
of their chipset features IIRC. Or it may refer to a specific chipset.

Either way, as you mentioned, there is still a great deal of utility
to be gained from the last-known AGPS location, and unlike
wifi/bluetooth, it's guaranteed to be available to the Neo1973.


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