cellhunter --- the state of development and future

Al Johnson openmoko at mazikeen.demon.co.uk
Sun Apr 19 21:56:07 CEST 2009

On Sunday 19 April 2009, ivvmm wrote:
> Sebastian Hammerl wrote:
> > Cellhunter will cooperate with opencellid.org, the largest cell database
> > i know. with the api of opencellid someone can offer a program to get a
> > fix with cells or agps support. perhaps some location service will be
> > added to fso.
> These are great news. But it is very sorry that now no one claimed that
> this functionality will be provided. To speak more frankly many people
> would be glad to hear from the developer of TangoGPS, Marcus Bauer, that
> he is going to implement this feature.

Why should the apps have to support it? The location service need only supply 
data according to the gypsy protocol to have most existing apps 'just work.' 
Apps using gpsd will be taken care of by fso-gpsd. It really shouldn't matter 
to the apps that the data came from something other than a gps unit, be it 
cell tower, wifi, bluetooth or the magic location pixie. 

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