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    Hi, I'd like to introduce my new map application. The Bing maps ares unusable in Europe, i prefer Google Maps. But... at this time, I think other solutions are not so good and not for all WebOS devices. So... I built my first WebOS app, using MOJO framweork for my Palm Pre Plus. It is three week old and is in very eraly stage. It is tested only on my Pre Plus.

    I know about some problems on Touchpad and Pre3, but... for this time, I prefer developing of more features than tuning for all kind of devices.

    What is working:
    GPS and accuracy in blue circle
    Map
    Searching
    Directions
    Traffic
    Streetview

    ToDo...
    Implement app as webos default map app - done
    To Improve directions - done
    Dropped pin actions - done
    POI search - done
    Google Latitude?
    Preferences scene - done
    Favorit places - done
    Speed optimizations - first attempt done
    (GESTURE+B shortcut that will toggle display buttons on and off, and a GESTURE+M to toggle the top menu on and off)
    Cookies (remember of maptypes, ...) - done
    Map follows position - done
    Navit implementation - done
    Prevent from sleeping/locking when is connected to external power (or as option in preferences), prevent from Exhibition on Touchstone - done
    Markers list - done
    If any key pressed automatically send the key to the search bar i.e., “just type” search within the app itself - done
    More gestures:
    - forward (or back) swipe opens the directions
    - forward (or back) swipe cycles through layers
    - forward (or back) swipe clears last placed POI
    - panning, zooming and navigation in StreetView using physical keyboard keys
    - forward swipe advances view in StreetView
    UI localization - upload a translation strings - done
    When moving, add direction indicator to position dot. Leave it up if you were travelling and stopped (nice to see which way you are facing when you stop at a sign/light and look down to the phone)
    Add an option to SMS/Email current position to a contact, either as raw GPS coordinates, or as a google maps URL - done
    recognise the coordinates in your in app search field and
    change the default handler for LOC location coordinates in webOS, as you did for adresses?

    Add Farenheit to the preferrences? (and miles per hour) for us USA folk.
    While it is waiting to download new maps or respond to a zoom out (or in) gesture, could it display a "waiting" symbol like an hourglass or a spinning circle? - done
    Pre3 compass support
    UI improve:
    - change the font to non-bold
    - kill magnifying glass (you could replace the redundant "Google Maps" shown here with "tap me or type to search") - done
    - reduce the margin to the left of the text
    - move the bottom group to the left, and move the "layer/snap to" buttons to a 2 button group on the bottom right (yeah...that gives a crowded screen, but don't forget you could also implement a single tap or other gesture to make the GUI elements vanish and reappear)
    Add option for metric/imperial units
    While driving, move the blue dot to the bottom

    Known issues:

    Works on all WebOS devices, for legacy devices too (WebOS 1.4.5 and higher)
    StreetView on WebOS 2.1 makes Luna restart - probably bug of this WebOS version - researched, workarounded (very basic custom streetview)
    Some issues on Pre3 - panning is jerky, wrong centered map, ... need more time to fix it
    Route is not rendered on map on WebOS 1.4.5 - fixed
    iPhone spoof patch blocks the map events (pan, zoom,etc...) - not true since 0.1.3
    Traffic is not supported in some countries, it is law issue (France, Czech Republic....)
    Smapp gap between command menu buttons on Pre3 - it is WebOS scaling issue
    ......

    Bugs:
    Make a route, go halfway, and update directions. The starting point ("My location") is not where you are right now, halfway, but still the original one when you first built the route. - fixed
    JustType search with special characters like Umlauts result in encodeURI characters:

    Müller > M%C3%BCller
    - fixed

    The app is in early development state.

    The application is provided as is, without any warranty, use it at own risk!

    Enjoy it..


    DOWNLOAD it from Preware (PreCentral feed)

    SOURCE CODE (for developers): http://github.com/72ka/google-maps

    Wiki: http://github.com/72ka/google-maps/wiki



    Donation link here:


    0.2.0

    New universal status/info/busy panel indicator
    Disabled autocorrections and auto capitalize in search bar
    New feature - Favorites: you can save the favorite places using Information scene star toggle button. The Favorite places will be visible on each app start marked by small yellow star. Favorites are stored in local system database
    You can rename the place using tap and hold on the place name in Information scene
    Added UI localization (thank to contributors) to Dutch, German, Polish, Chineese, Spanish
    Added rating stars to standard bubbles too
    Added Open hours info support in place information, at this time shows just if the shop is open/closed and Today open hours
    Some minor bugfixes
    Some code cleaning
    Added support to set destination in Navit
    Known issue: Favorites could be a little unstable, please be patient

    0.1.9

    Pre3 map centering fix (hope temporary workaround, visible grey flash after map move)
    Map tiles caching improvement - faster app start to last map tiles
    Fixed bug - Fullscreen mode works again
    UI Localization to Czech, Italy
    Removed obsolete magnifying glas search icon from main screen - more space in top bar
    Google forced to show the powered by Google logo in suggestions, fixed the multiplying logos
    Decreased sensitivity of street view pan

    0.1.8
    New coordinates search support, supported are all 7 world most used formats of coordinates
    Here are the supported formats
    40:26:46N, 79:56:55W
    40:26:46.302N 79:56:55.903W
    40°26′47″N 79°58′36″W
    40d26′47″N 79d58′36″W
    40.446195N 79.948862W
    40.446195, -79.948862
    40°26.7717, -79°56.93172
    New possibility to add a place to the Contacts
    The map remembers zoom and center and apply them on startup (then GPS fix overrides the zoom and center)
    New function: Tap and hold on the map drops the pin
    New Night map theme
    New bicycle layer
    New weather layer (automatically adjusts the zoom)
    New clouds layer (automatically adjusts the zoom)
    0.1.7

    New Google API override language option, you can manually set API language
    New swap button in directions (two arrows between text fields), you can swap origin/destination
    New shortcuts (Info icon) in markers list to place info scene
    New button in bottom right in place info scene, where you can share the place information via E-mail, SMS or just to copy to clipboard
    Added internet connectivity check at startup
    "Route from here" and "Route to here" opens the directions

    0.1.6

    Traffic menu item moved to the top Layers popup menu - traffic is a layer, it is more logically
    New icons for map types in menu
    New scene "Markers" (accesible from bottom menu) - this scene contains all markers on map, you can sort them, tap to the marker centers the map to the marker
    Directions contains new button in text fields, the buttons launch Markers scene, where you can select any marker as origin or destination
    Fixed bug - My Location is now updated on every route request

    0.1.5

    This version may contain more bugs, because is not deeply tested, but better than not working previous version caused by gAPI change from Google side
    Google disabled gAPI v3.6 previously used on WebOS 2.2 devices, this caused impossibility to marker tap in app version 0.1.4
    WebOS2.2 devices now use nightly build of gAPI
    Fixed the marker tap problem on WebOS 2.2 devices with gAPI nightly build
    Very basic (just look around), but usable and stable StreetView for WebOS 2.1 devices (better than nothing)
    New search for nearby places, read the hint bottom search bar.
    Nearby places has rating and distance from request position
    When suggestions doesn't exists, panel contains text "No results..." - it could make problems, it's a Google autocompleter hack
    Fixed when you paste an address to the search bar
    New icons for markers, for Pre3 in high resolution
    New HD app icon for Pre3 launcher
    Error dialog if the directions request is not complete
    Fixed the InfoBubble look for WebOS2.2 and newer devices (was missing background)
    Fixed the low velocity when following map is active
    Map rotating optimization for decreasing CPU usage

    0.1.4

    New Preferences scene
    You can enable Fullscreen mode (usefull on small screen devices like Veer and Pixi), exit fullscreen through bottom menu
    Override directions launch request as option
    Map rotate to GPS heading as experimental feature... it isn't supported by Google API, it's a hard workaround, it renders some artefacts, ToDo to make it better
    When Follow map function is active, the screen timeout and exhibition mode is blocked
    When Follow map function is active, the top bar shows actual velocity if is higher than 0.5m/s
    Fixed some not reported bugs
    Moved bottom menu 10px higher for map scale visibility
    New GPS blue dot - bigger than before
    Opacity of blue circle is reduced to usable minimum
    Improved (not revolutionary, but stable) pinch to zoom

    0.1.3
    "Just type" search - any key press opens the serch bar
    New Place Info scene (details, rating, homepage and button for make a call)
    Application remembers Map type and Traffic layers
    First attempt to speed optimization in moving the map

    0.1.2
    Completely new search, included POI's (it needs to add the Powered by Google logo), the search result is preferred from actual map bounds, the first result is the nearest place from map center
    WebOS 2.2.x tap to marker toggles the bubble - fixed
    The latest search result is now displayed in top bar
    Some UI changes, wider directions panel
    Hope that the TP stop panning is fixed... let me know to the forum please
    The switching to the Google autocompleter was a big change in code, it is possible that the app may contains new bugs. Still evolving...

    0.1.1
    Fixed route rendering for WebOS 1.4.x
    Fixed TP orientation change (menu size, centering map)
    New direction instructions in bubbles with bottom menu arrows
    Compas icon activate new function "Map follows GPS" until the map is touched
    The same A and B flags on route like in marker´s popup menu
    Clear map clears all markers and route

    0.1.0
    New fancy info bubbles on markers
    New actions on marker's bubble
    New function "Clear map" in menu - removes all markers on map
    New spinners when the app is busy
    Fixed search on WebOS 1.4.x
    Increased search field length
    Known issue: route is not rendered on WebOS 1.4.5

    0.0.9
    Completely replaced the Search and Directions functions. (Still in development, it is not perfect yet.)
    New Searching dialogs (I hope more comfortable UI).
    The results are depending on your country
    Highlithing the search terms in result list
    New Directions dialog
    You can show/hide the directions results anytime
    Default Google infobubbles in your route - tap to the results panel row to show the bubble (horrible look, especially on TP... ToDo to make own bubbles)
    The app can handle JustType search and Event directions from system in both states (launching app or to running app)
    Default Google directions markers (sometimes wrong rendering on Pre3 - ToDo to make own markers)
    Added scale to the bottom of map (more usable in landscape)
    Fixed the spaces like "%20" from Just Type
    Other things that I can't remember
    Added dozens of new bugs because the changes was huge...


    0.0.8
    Added Just type plugin, for this time is available only the Search places (maploc). Directions will be in the next versions, because I have to rewrite directions at all. Added "walking" controls in StreetView.

    0.0.7
    Fixed bugs: strange top bar button behavior, top bar size and map center (not for TP, because TP has a bug and can't handle orientation change event in MOJO) after orientation change
    New features: check streetview availability spinner, new bottom menu layout, swapped + and - zoom buttons, back button in Search places for Touchpad, checkmarks for map type and traffic

    0.0.6
    Fixed UI size for Pre3, Added splash HD icon, some cleaning of code, Google API localization based on device country format, replaced default google marker

    0.0.5
    Enabled Location support for Touchpad, Added Back button in About for Touchpad, Added Google traffic for Google supported countries, Fixing map paning during streetview, Added StreetView availability check

    0.0.4
    Improved StreetView functionality, better Touchpad support

    0.0.3
    Fixed map panning on WebOS 2.2.x devices

    0.0.2
    Added basic Google Directions, some UI improvements

    0.0.1

    First release, tested only on the Palm Pre Plus WebOS 2.1.​


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    Last edited by 72ka; 08/02/2012 at 01:45 AM. Reason: Update to 0.2.0 released
  2. matchqq's Avatar
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    Looking pretty good. Keep good works!

    -- Sent from my TouchPad using Communities
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    No matter what I typing in search dialog, it always displays the same map on my TP.

    Also please add back buttons for more comfortable use
  4. #4  
    I hope you will submit this to preware and then do a version with Enyo for the pre3 and touchpad users.
  5.    #5  
    Quote Originally Posted by Pilotovef View Post
    No matter what I typing in search dialog, it always displays the same map on my TP.

    Also please add back buttons for more comfortable use
    Hi, if you tap on the search result, your map isn't refreshed to the place? On touchpad, I know about the search result makes marker on the top left corner... but your report is new for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 72ka View Post
    Hi, if you tap on the search result, your map isn't refreshed to the place?
    Yes, tried several times. But always the same place with Lawrence in center.
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    Looks good, but It doesnt allow to pan the map in webos 2.2.4 pre2, or is it just me?
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    This app launched in less than 10 seconds and had a location and tracked my gps shortly there after. Bing Maps barely finds me ever and takes forever to track a gps and then the screen fails to update. I look forward to this app becoming even better.
    Tim Boche

    Palm IIIe, IIIx, IIIxe, IIIc, ClieT615, ClieTJ25, ClieTJ37(2), Treo600, Treo650, Centro(AT&T & Verizon),
    Pre Plus(6 replacements), TouchPads(1-16gb,2-32gb), Pre2 (and a spare)
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    Good stuff. Look forward to updates and hopefully using Latitude again.
  10.    #10  
    Quote Originally Posted by ahsirg View Post
    Looks good, but It doesnt allow to pan the map in webos 2.2.4 pre2, or is it just me?
    Hi, now I know, this is common issue for Pre2 and Pre3, and I´m working on fix. Be patient and ready for testing next version. Thank you.
  11.    #11  
    Quote Originally Posted by cujoq37 View Post
    Good stuff. Look forward to updates and hopefully using Latitude again.
    Yes....., I forget about Latitude in ToDo... thank you, I´ll try to implement it. Thank you.
  12.    #12  
    Hi, updated download link to version 0.0.3, I hope, that panning on WebOS 2.2.x devices is fixed now... please let me know if it works.
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    Application work great on PRE 1.4.5, except for Panning with the Iphone user agent spoof patch.
    Removing this patch which allows most web pages to display correctly, allows panning the map left/right, up/down.
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    How are you able to get load times and gps fix so much better than Bing Maps?

    Panning works great on my 2.2.4 pre3.

    Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by veerar View Post
    How are you able to get load times and gps fix so much better than Bing Maps?

    Panning works great on my 2.2.4 pre3.

    Thanks!
    Hi, I'm glad if it works on your Pre3. About the load times, my app after start downloads only small amount of data from Google. In next versions, I will continue on decreasing load times even more.. because it is important to see where am I NOW .. no after 1 minute
    Location fix is supported by LBS and Google location and then, the GPS fix is very fast. I dont know, why are Bing Maps so slow...

    Now... Is done the 0.0.4 version, where is StreetView fixed for 2.2.x devices.... and some fixes for Touchpad (searching, streetviev and Back button). Stay tuned and thank you for your report!

    Anyway, who knows, how to convert my webosnation Account do Developer account? I am not able to upload this app to WebOS App on this web... and links to download my apps isn' t in correspondance with webosnation rules...
    Last edited by 72ka; 03/26/2012 at 07:10 AM.
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    Your request has been forwarded.
    Due to the cancellation of the penny, I no longer give 2˘ about anything. I may however, give a nickel
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    Looks like I can try this on my 1.4.5.1 Palm Pre+ (VZW). However, I'm guessing the Big Red GPS Gremlins will interfere with my experience...has anyone with Verizon tried this on a Pre+ running 1.4.5?

    Also, I've never added anything alpha or beta on my Pre+, only used Preware and app catalog. I know I'm being lazy, but if anyone has a quick link to a thread that explains how to load up 'stray' ipk files and install, I would appreciate the help. Or, you could just say "use the search feature on this forum Bozo!" which would be fine...except my name isn't really 'Bozo'...even though I do clown around...from time to time.
    Sent from my slowly diminishing intellect

    I'm just a soul who's intentions are good...oh Lord, please don't let me be misunderstood!

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    thanks for the awesome work! It would be perfect if the map can provide real time traffic info!
  19. #19  
    Quote Originally Posted by Rockbeast View Post
    Looks like I can try this on my 1.4.5.1 Palm Pre+ (VZW). However, I'm guessing the Big Red GPS Gremlins will interfere with my experience...has anyone with Verizon tried this on a Pre+ running 1.4.5?

    Also, I've never added anything alpha or beta on my Pre+, only used Preware and app catalog. I know I'm being lazy, but if anyone has a quick link to a thread that explains how to load up 'stray' ipk files and install, I would appreciate the help. Or, you could just say "use the search feature on this forum Bozo!" which would be fine...except my name isn't really 'Bozo'...even though I do clown around...from time to time.
    Download attachment - email it to your phone - download it - make sure preware has the ipk association enabled and just click on the ipk attachment. That's all - you won't regret you've done this. This is the best map app I've ever used. I think this is more complete than anything and doesn't deserve alpha or beta label.
    I just installed 0.0.2 last night and there we have the 0.0.4 with all the fixes reported. Didn't try it on the TP but will once I get home

    Next thing will be to have a patch to make this the default app for maps. Hint: Navit Maps is in the list of the default map applications.
    Did a quick intenlazPro visit on my phone and it seems you just need to add something like this in the appinfo:

    "mimeTypes": [{"scheme": "mapto"}, {"scheme": "maploc"},{"scheme": "telenav"}],
    "universalSearch":{
    "search" : {
    "displayName":"Navit",
    "url":"org.webosinternals.navit-maps",
    "launchParam":{"target":"mapto:#{searchTerms}"}
    }
    }

    Maybe there are better and faster ways. I'm sure the dev is better in the later
    Last edited by BoRn; 03/26/2012 at 11:02 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockbeast View Post
    Looks like I can try this on my 1.4.5.1 Palm Pre+ (VZW). However, I'm guessing the Big Red GPS Gremlins will interfere with my experience...has anyone with Verizon tried this on a Pre+ running 1.4.5?

    Also, I've never added anything alpha or beta on my Pre+, only used Preware and app catalog. I know I'm being lazy, but if anyone has a quick link to a thread that explains how to load up 'stray' ipk files and install, I would appreciate the help. Or, you could just say "use the search feature on this forum Bozo!" which would be fine...except my name isn't really 'Bozo'...even though I do clown around...from time to time.
    Download attachment - email it to your phone - download it - make sure preware has the ipk association enabled and just click on the ipk attachment. That's all - you won't regret you've done this. This is the best map app I've ever used. I think this is more complete than anything and doesn't deserve alpha or beta label.
    I just installed 0.0.2 last night and there we have the 0.0.4 with all the fixes reported. Didn't try it on the TP but will once I get home
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