tomtom on the Neo1973

adrian cockcroft adrian.cockcroft at
Mon Apr 2 19:11:38 CEST 2007

I'm happy with the capabilities of Google maps, except that it doesn't
know where I am....

So given java support on OpenMoko, I think there is already a fairly
generic mobile Java version of Google Maps that should just work...
However to interface to the GPS we will need a modified version. I
think there is at least one platform specific version of Google Maps
that does have GPS integration.

I'm sure we can find someone at Google who can help us figure out what
it would take to support the OpenMoko/Neo1973. I wouldn't be surprise
if there was someone who works at Google subscribed to this list :-)


On 4/2/07, at
< at> wrote:
> If I remember correctly the company of smart2go was bought by Nokia
> last year.
> So I don't think they will support other phones but Nokias in near
> future.
> Regards
> Karsten
> On Monday 02 April 2007 11:42:51 Attila Csipa wrote:
> > On Monday 02 April 2007 08:13, Hans L wrote:
> > > I guess it is a question of whether the map providers are willing to
> > > cooperate and divulge the details of their file format to an open source
> > > project, or alternatively converting their data into some open format for
> > > use with such a project.
> >
> > In my experience this is highly unlikely. Their first thought would be
> > content protection - and on OpenMoko you (should) have none. When they
> > license data to software companies, it's easier, since they have NDA-s,
> > contractual obligations, etc, but they would see no incentive to open up
> > their formats. The income from end users buying open format data is
> > minuscule compared to the possible damages from pirated data and/or lost
> > bulk contracts from their point of view. And to reiterate a personal
> > opinion about commercial software on OM - please do not change or put a
> > minute of effort in OpenMoko to make commercial software run easier than
> > any other software (unless you get a substantial donation :) - if a company
> > is to make some money on OpenMoko users, let it at least pay it's own costs
> > in full.
> and what about smart2go ?
> W
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