T-Mobile finagling advice?

Ian Stirling openmoko at mauve.plus.com
Sat Feb 10 15:44:25 CET 2007

kkr wrote:
> Le vendredi 09 février 2007 à 20:33 -0500, alan at rotorgraphics.com a
> écrit :
> <snip>
>> For example, imagine an application that uses GPS location information to
>> determine your car's proximity to your favorite grocery store on your way
>> home.  When you get to within 5 miles of the store, your Neo uses the GPRS
>> to access a personal website page where your spouse keeps a grocery list.
>> If there are any items on the list, the application downloads the and
>> alerts you via your bluetooth earbud.
> <snip>
> I really like this idea :-)
> She must be added on the wiki not to be lost!

One obvious optimisation for where GPRS may be very expensive is to 
simply send a SMS, compressed according to a shared database.
ABC = Item 28, 3 of
EGI = Item 187, 10*100ml of.

Some 60 items per SMS, of a list of several hundred is probably suitable 
for most people.

In most cases, the fact that you're going past the store is pretty 
irrelevant to the need for groceries.

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