[OSM-dev] OSM formats optimised for client-side vector rendering?

Nic Roets nroets at gmail.com
Thu Feb 17 19:22:11 GMT 2011


On Thu, Feb 17, 2011 at 7:02 PM, Tim Teulings <tim at framstag.com> wrote:
> There is always a
> trade of :-/

Absolutely. I think Nick refers to mobile users, in which case the
tradeoffs are (a) the time of the user (b) mobile bandwidth (c)
processing power, i.e. must the user buy a faster phone to run the app
(d) RAM (e) flash (f) Wlan bandwidth that is often available at home /
work.

I think I have these resources in order from most significant to least
significant for the average app store app. So when he says
"client-side", I'm starting to wonder because client-server apps are
generally less responsive and require more mobile bandwidth, consuming
2 precious resources.



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