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    Kash - Did they tell you that you'd be able to use the existing Mapopolis version, or were they going to release a new one with specific LBS code included? My hope is that the Treo 650 can provide some sort of NMEA 'soft' feed that existing GPS apps can feed from. I have TomTom Navigator installed and am holding off buying a Bluetooth GPS in that hope.
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    I'll look for the email when I get home. He just said to check back in a couple of weeks which was about a week ago.
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    #23  
    "a big change in map handling is probably coming for the Treo"

    Then he said something about mid month
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kash76
    "a big change in map handling is probably coming for the Treo"

    Then he said something about mid month
    INTERESTING!!!
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    Ready for that...fingers crossed!
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    Any news on this front from anyone?
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    Nope
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    what is LBS?
    I just ordered the Delorme blue logger gps receiver with software for my treo 650 ($149) I hope it works nicely. For the price, is not too bad. Anybody has use it already with the treeo 650?
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    LBS is short for Location Based Services.
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    I emailed Mapopolis about this and was told that nothing useful was coming because LBS is not as specific as GPS and because Sprint is not being helpful in providing the info needed to access the LBS in the Treo.
    "If you think a weakness can be turned into a strength, I hate to tell you this, but that's another weakness." - Jack Handey
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    How is mapopolis able to develop a new app for the Treo without the APIs? I have been looking all over the place with no luck, and obviously, you guys haven't been able to find them either. Are they only going to allow some specific companies lbs access?
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    Quote Originally Posted by xenophonite
    I've been doing a lot of development in LBS services. Unfortunately I can't talk about it. But AGPS is going to change the world again, moreso than GPS because most everyone will already be carrying it and it will work indoors. AGPS combined with Net access and smartphones is amazingly powerful. Prepare yourself. Apps coming will be as big of a jump in tech impact on the world as when the masses discovered web browsing.
    So cruel to tease us, but we'll take any tidbits...this is fascinating! It would be my prediction that if the hardware capability for LBS and AGPS exists in our Treo 650's, the software will come...this would be truly awesome and I can think of so many great applications for this...please keep us posted here on this forum.

    I hereby volunteer to beta test anything you've got...please!

    Thanks,
    Adam
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    Anyone heard / seen anything on using the AGPS for apps on the phone?
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    Last paragraph here - http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,1815843,00.asp

    Seems like if you work for a select company that happens to have access, you could be good to go. I don't know of anyone fitting this profile on these boards, though.
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    Most of these LBS services will be offered as Add on features like the TeleNav GPS funtion Sprint is now offering on various Sanyo phones like the 5600:

    http://www.engadget.com/entry/1234000657060687/

    I would wager, the LBS functionality will be locked to subscription services so that wireless companies will be able to extract yet another ARPU streams from their handsets. Thus I have very little hope that these LBS API's (even if present in the java plugin) will be accessible for 3rd party app development...
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    Quote Originally Posted by gfunkmagic
    Most of these LBS services will be offered as Add on features like the TeleNav GPS funtion Sprint is now offering on various Sanyo phones like the 5600:

    http://www.engadget.com/entry/1234000657060687/

    I would wager, the LBS functionality will be locked to subscription services so that wireless companies will be able to extract yet another ARPU streams from their handsets. Thus I have very little hope that these LBS API's (even if present in the java plugin) will be accessible for 3rd party app development...
    Except that Nextel has historically not locked in the APIs to extract money (see Accutracking.com for a free service on Nextel phones). I'm probably going to wager with you (rather than against you) gfunk, but there is some precident and now that Sprint and Nextel are one, the lines may be blurred.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gfunkmagic
    Most of these LBS services will be offered as Add on features like the TeleNav GPS funtion Sprint is now offering on various Sanyo phones like the 5600:

    http://www.engadget.com/entry/1234000657060687/

    I would wager, the LBS functionality will be locked to subscription services so that wireless companies will be able to extract yet another ARPU streams from their handsets. Thus I have very little hope that these LBS API's (even if present in the java plugin) will be accessible for 3rd party app development...
    Digging up this WAY old thread because I came across this info:

    http://rentzsch.com/notes/glmTreo650

    Anyone tried it?

    -Adam
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    I tried it on Sprint but it locked up. I sent the info to a friend with AT&T (Cingular).

    Tom
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ad-Rok
    Digging up this WAY old thread because I came across this info:

    http://rentzsch.com/notes/glmTreo650
    But what does this have to do with LBS? Google Local does not use any kind of GPS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PxT
    But what does this have to do with LBS? Google Local does not use any kind of GPS.
    Ah, looking again I see that you're right. For some reason, I thought this guy had figured out a way to tap the AGPS / LBS that is already installed in our Treos through Java. This fellow has perhaps a bit better info and he's actually done some experimenting:

    http://www.shaftek.org/blog/archives/000139.html

    How sweet it would be to use the GPS receiver in our Treos as opposed to an add-in card. Oh well, only for E911 for now I suppose. Or for people with other Sprint phones like these:

    https://mobile.garmin.com/obn/learnMore.jsp

    Anyone else have news on the Embedded GPS / AGPS / LBS front?

    -Adam
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