[OSM-talk] New: Mobile Map for Android and iPhone
nroets at gmail.com
Fri Oct 22 12:37:04 BST 2010
Somewhere in the (firefox?) documentation of geolocation, they hint at the
possibility of turn-by-turn navigation. Which caused me to think what other
GPS or vehicle tracking applications can be written as web apps.
For example, a friend of mine with a sailing boat (yacht) is always worrying
that the anchor may not be secure and the wind may blow it out to sea or
onto the rocks. If he's on the boat, the alarm of the on board GPS is
sufficient. But he needs a device to monitor the boat when he's onshore. So
I pointed him to the wide range of vehicle tracking devices that exist. But
it's the type of thing that is / will become feasible with an inexpensive
mobile phone. If only there was an app for it.
On Fri, Oct 22, 2010 at 12:42 PM, Bernhard Zwischenbrugger <
bz at datenkueche.com> wrote:
> Hi all
> I made a map with GPS and Nominatim for Android and iPhone.
> It is a WebApplication that lives in the Browser.
> On iPhone you can add the map to the home screen to make it fullscreen.
> How to open:
> Just type
> in your mobile browser URL field.
> You don't have to install it - it's a normal web page.
> Using the touchscreen :
> drag/drop: move the map
> doubleclick: zooms in at the click position
> On iPhone you have multitouch to zoom in/out
> For zoom in/out the map you have 2 buttons. This will zoom the map center.
> There is a button that allows you to find your own position.
> The location service on your mobile phone must be enabled to use this
> The geolocation will try to use real GPS signal from satellite.
> If you are in a building the map tries to find the position using
> the signatures of wifi stations or GSM base stations.
> Press the "search" button and type the place you search for.
> There is NO list of search results as on the osm.org page.
> It will take the first result an the map jumps to this position.
> If you search for example for "vienna" vienna in Austria will show up
> in the map. If you look for vienna in the states type "vienna usa" for
> I have tested on Motorola Milestone and iPhone 3GS iOS 3.1.2.
> If you find bugs please let me know.
> Mobile Opera and Mobile Firefox (fennec) don't have touch events and the
> map does not work.
> have fun
> talk mailing list
> talk at openstreetmap.org
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