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Old 03/22/2012, 06:25 AM   #1 (permalink)
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A simple open source map viewer based on OpenStreetMap and OpenAerials, aimed to be fast and simple.

It's quite simple for now, but a lot more features are planned like :

- Layers support (road, bicycle, foot)

- Better search

- Better UI (possibility to save favorites, remember old queries, multiple results, ...)

It uses leaflet (a very lightweight javascript library) and cloudmade api for routing. Searching is currently powered by yahoo placesearch but will be replaced by the cloudmade equivalent.

It's under GPLv3 and available on the app catalog for 0,99$ for those who wants to support the project.

Waiting approval to be included on preware (hopefully very soon !).

It is for Touchpad only, because the webkit version on pre 3 is too old.

The alpha for 1.2 is out ! please test it and share your feedback !

TODO

- Routing instructions
- Bicycle and foot layers
- Replace yahoo search api by cloudmade one
- Search history

Changelog

1.2.0 alpha 1:

- Bluetooth GPS support (tested with prego), it currently require the gps device to have gps in its name.
- Basic route instruction
- Start and End markers added
- Route can be cleared
- Some bug fixed
- Refactored a lot of code

Download here :
com.moimael.webosm_1.2.0_all - Minus

1.1.1 :

- Location works again

1.1:

- OpenAerials layer
- basic routing support
- Aboutbox
- Performance improvements

1.0:

-First release








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Old 03/22/2012, 01:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Screenshots please!
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Old 03/22/2012, 02:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Screenshots please!
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Old 03/22/2012, 03:04 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Is it possible to add an ability to view maps in off-line mode (from usb-drive)?
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Old 03/22/2012, 03:12 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thank you...I love map apps and this one looks intriguing.
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Old 03/22/2012, 03:24 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Is it possible to add an ability to view maps in off-line mode (from usb-drive)?
No, unless i get some serious money support to either :

- Pay Cloudmade's fees for mass downloading (very raisonnable but still)
Cloudmade Support Center

- Set up my own openstreetmap server

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Thank you...I love map apps and this one looks intriguing.
Your welcome What exactly looks intriguing ?
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Old 03/22/2012, 04:11 PM   #7 (permalink)
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No, unless i get some serious money support to either :

- Pay Cloudmade's fees for mass downloading (very raisonnable but still)
Cloudmade Support Center

- Set up my own openstreetmap server



Your welcome What exactly looks intriguing ?
Routing feature...Open Aerials. Of course, I get a little sad when I see map apps, because I have a Verizon Pre+, so my GPS radio is under the influence of the BIG RED gremlins and can not be counted on in a pinch to operate. But one day I hope to have a phone that will actually give me accurate coordinates and will allow routing and tracking on an aerial map.
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Old 03/23/2012, 12:37 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Would love to see something similiar on WebOS 2.x phones like my veer. Bing maps is not useable for me (much too slow) and I do not know any other app based on OSM where I could search for streets (ok, Navit, but this app has a different purpose).
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Old 03/23/2012, 07:13 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Would love to see something similiar on WebOS 2.x phones like my veer. Bing maps is not useable for me (much too slow) and I do not know any other app based on OSM where I could search for streets (ok, Navit, but this app has a different purpose).
MapTool maybe?
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Old 03/27/2012, 07:44 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Any chance of this showing up on Pre3?

If you need help with UI adjustments for Pre3 i am willing to help as well.
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Old 03/27/2012, 11:19 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I tried on my pre 3, the app launch fine but the map doesn't seems to respond at all (touch events or search). I guess the pre 3 has an to much outdated version of webkit to work with leaflet (the javascript map library i'm using in webosm).

Maybe these are just some trivial issues (after all, leaflet work with ie7 and android 2.2...) but i can't debug them. If only i had some sort of palm inspector working on the pre 3...
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Old 03/27/2012, 06:25 PM   #12 (permalink)
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No, unless i get some serious money support to either :

- Pay Cloudmade's fees for mass downloading (very raisonnable but still)
Cloudmade Support Center

- Set up my own openstreetmap server
What if we downloaded them ourselves from the OpenStreetMap website?
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Old 03/28/2012, 08:48 AM   #13 (permalink)
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No, unless i get some serious money support to either :

- Pay Cloudmade's fees for mass downloading (very raisonnable but still)
Cloudmade Support Center

- Set up my own openstreetmap server



Your welcome What exactly looks intriguing ?
MapTool/MapTool pro caches their tiles in USB/.MapTool. Maybe WebOSM wants to use them, too?
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Old 03/28/2012, 10:41 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Mostly works on the GSM Pixi+ running 1.4.5 and the Enyo Framework from PreWare.

The only issue I've seen with it so far is that it can not get my location fix.

Otherwise, it runs pretty damned fast. I'm quite fond of it!

Could you maybe think about tweaking it so it can get location info from GPS on Pre/Pixi/etc?

Thanks! (I'd totally buy this from you if you could flag it as purchaseable on the Pixi in the appstore)
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Old 03/29/2012, 09:03 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Mostly works on the GSM Pixi+ running 1.4.5 and the Enyo Framework from PreWare.

The only issue I've seen with it so far is that it can not get my location fix.

Otherwise, it runs pretty damned fast. I'm quite fond of it!

Could you maybe think about tweaking it so it can get location info from GPS on Pre/Pixi/etc?

Thanks! (I'd totally buy this from you if you could flag it as purchaseable on the Pixi in the appstore)
I'm really surprised it works on pixi !! I didn't manage to get it work on the pre 3 !
I'll take time to investigate this

For now i'm waiting to have a fully functionnal novacom install on fedora 16 to test it on differents emulator. (should'nt be long, it's now open sourced)

For offline mapping, i am doing a lot of searches to see what would be the best option. Seems to be a quite complicated subject.
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Old 03/29/2012, 09:36 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Does anyone have an external bluetooth gps ? There is an example in the SDK to use them, so i integrated it into WebOSM and would like to know if it works.

Small constraint, the GPS must have 'GPS' in his name to be detected, for example : Palm Bluetooth Tom-Tom GPS Navigator.

If you have a bluetooth GPS without the 'GPS' string, let me know either, i'll adapt the code
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Old 03/29/2012, 10:24 AM   #17 (permalink)
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The names of paired BT devices in webOS are editable.
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The names of paired BT devices in webOS are editable.
Didn't know that, thanks !

But still, out of the box support of most common bluetooth generic name (like 'GPS') would be great
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Old 03/29/2012, 10:31 AM   #19 (permalink)
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Add Pre and Pixi for people using PreGo GPS.
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Add Pre and Pixi for people using PreGo GPS.
Good advice, just discovered PreGo, seems like i can test the bluetooth gps code with my pre 3 now !

Many thanks !
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