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  1.    #1  
    I want the google skymap ap -- someone showed me this ap on a droid and it is the first thing that i have envied on another phone -- it is a really cool ap -- any chance for a web os version?

    http://www.google.com/sky/skymap/
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    " I am only a stupid electrician after all"

    My house is a webOS house
    My pre 2, Touchpad 32g
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    Daughter -- my old pre+
    of course my 16 year old son has and droid incredible but i think i remeber finding him on the porch
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    i think it would require a compass, which no webos device has.
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    Quote Originally Posted by samid View Post
    i think it would require a compass, which no webos device has.
    i think the compas is part of the ap and is powered by the GPS --
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    " I am only a stupid electrician after all"

    My house is a webOS house
    My pre 2, Touchpad 32g
    Wife Pixi, touchpad 32gb
    Daughter -- my old pre+
    of course my 16 year old son has and droid incredible but i think i remeber finding him on the porch
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    no definitely needs a hardware compass
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    I want google sky also. I think it is cool, but to bad the pre does not have an internal compass cause that would be needed along with GPS side by side. I wonder if it can be hacked to just Reilly on the pres solo GPS, but I'm sure scanning the sky as you are turning would not be as good
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    Gps would only work: if you were walking quickly around, hold the phone directly in front of you.

    To just turn it side to side to pan the sky absolutely requires a hardware compass.
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    GPS isn't required, but a compass would be to have the "point and show" feature. However, it could be done without a compass, but then it wouldn't have the "cool factor".
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    Even though we dont have a compass, Google Sky does have "free look" mode where you dont actually have to turn to scan the sky. Just that would be an awesome app!!
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    Thread Hijacked by the Compass Crew

    Since highschool physics has been a while ago and Phones don't use needle compasses anyway, what's the chances of getting Palm devices with a built-in compass? You know, because they're actually designed to be put on a magnet every day, just to charge. Would that bork the compass at some point, or can a digital compass simply be "recalibrated"?

    I know I could live without using a compass-activated app while my phone is charging on its touchstone, and I know that I could probably live without a compass in my phone (since the one killer app for it I've come across is navigation while walking around, which sure is helpful but doesn't make or break a deal, at least for me) - but to go without a touchstone, no matter how small a thing it seems, would be quite a downgrade in my opinion.
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    when will we get an upgrade of google maps?
    also i miss google street view
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    Quote Originally Posted by jhol View Post
    when will we get an upgrade of google maps?
    also i miss google street view
    google maps for webos sucks and google is focused on android -- imagine that --
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    Rob Chilcott

    Twitter @robchilcott
    pre2
    " I am only a stupid electrician after all"

    My house is a webOS house
    My pre 2, Touchpad 32g
    Wife Pixi, touchpad 32gb
    Daughter -- my old pre+
    of course my 16 year old son has and droid incredible but i think i remeber finding him on the porch
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    i waiting for street view also.
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    A hardware compass would be useful for several apps:
    augmented reality/streetview
    better navigation tracking at low speeds
    geocaching
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    It sounds like a fun little app that you would use a few times, unless you are sailing across the oceans in the 1800's, I see little use for the app.
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    Quote Originally Posted by netwrkr9 View Post
    It sounds like a fun little app that you would use a few times, unless you are sailing across the oceans in the 1800's, I see little use for the app.
    It's like the "mighty" Shazam. Used in the beginning, and occasionally to show off but of little practical effective use. (also know as a gimmick app).

    I made a post several weeks back where I polled several dozen iPhone and Android users on Shazam and Goggles and both apps saw little use after the initial download. Not "killer" apps for sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by netwrkr9 View Post
    It sounds like a fun little app that you would use a few times, unless you are sailing across the oceans in the 1800's, I see little use for the app.
    you must not go camping or spend a lot of time outside with your kids do you

    come on turn off the tv and computer -- go outside and look up ---
    besides i said i want it -- you are free to not want it welcome to america
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    Rob Chilcott

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    " I am only a stupid electrician after all"

    My house is a webOS house
    My pre 2, Touchpad 32g
    Wife Pixi, touchpad 32gb
    Daughter -- my old pre+
    of course my 16 year old son has and droid incredible but i think i remeber finding him on the porch

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