tangoGPS, a new gps & mapping software for the Neo

Lionel Dricot zeploum at gmail.com
Mon Feb 4 12:06:06 CET 2008

Thanks for the quick reply :-)

So, if a I follow you, tango GPS and Maemo Mapper have the same exact goal
(in terms of features). They only differ by their adaptation to their
respective hardware ?

I'm thinking about building a localisation-based feature both on OpenMoko
and Maemo but with an high priority on Maemo. I have the following options :

- Develop with Maemo Mapper then, later, port Maemo Mapper to OpenMoko
- Develop with Maemo Mapper then, later, port my feature to TangoGPS
- Port TangoGPS to Maemo then develop my feature in Tango GPS
- Any other Open Source GPS application in the field ?

However, I'm pleased to hear that porting is quite straightforward. I have
no idea about compatibility between OpenMoko and Maemo apps.

Thanks for the good job !


On Feb 4, 2008 11:25 AM, Marcus Bauer <marcus.bauer at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Mon, 2008-02-04 at 10:51 +0100, Lionel Dricot wrote:
> >
> > I'm highly interested in your software. I'm curious about a comparison
> > with Maermo mapper. And also : how hard do you think it would be to
> > port your TangoGPS to Maemo (Nokia N810) ?
> >
> > Great job !
> Quick answer: on a N810 you are happier with maemo-mapper, on the Neo
> with tangogps. You have more buttons on the N810 and a landscape screen,
> whereas the Neo uses portrait-mode. tangogps was designed to be fast and
> to be usable without hardware buttons.
> Before porting tangogps the code needs a good deal of clean-up but then
> a port is quite straightforward. However, you will want to adapt it to
> more buttons and landscape mode.
> If you want to port it, I will support you. However, for now I will
> focus my work on more features - yet a future port is possible.
> Marcus
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