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    Would this be possible on the Pre 2 web browser with a patch?

    Google Maps Just Got a Lot Better in Android and iOS Browsers
    Last edited by deesugar; 05/27/2011 at 03:46 PM. Reason: It's solved, duh :)
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    What about the iphone agent spoof thing we had a while back? Does that help at all?

    Sometimes the google maps app works okay, sometimes it just plain sucks!
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    I doubt the iphone spoof would do anything. Isn't wired into the phone itself to trigger the maps app?
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    Yeah just realized that. I went to m.google.com and clicked on the Maps icon, launched my Google maps app. I guess I just need to wait and hope the Pre3 has an improved app.
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    I swear that I saw a URL that loads the google maps application in the browser the other day, but now I can't find it. I'll keep looking..
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    All of these features are essentially available in the Google Maps API.

    I will spend the next couple of days building a website out of the API that is WebOS compatible and basically "make" a very similar version thats available for android and iOS

    Here is an example of each feature independent: (visit on WebOS)

    Google Maps JavaScript API Example: Simple Aerials - Ariel view (might need to reload)

    Google Maps JavaScript API v3 Example: Complex Styled MapTypes - US Road Atlas

    Google Maps JavaScript API Example: Embedded StreetView - street view

    Google Maps JavaScript API v3 Example: Elevation Simple - elevation

    Google Maps JavaScript API v3 Example: Bicycling Layer bike layers

    And some other goodies.

    So Ill make them into one interface on a website soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rmausser View Post
    All of these features are essentially available in the Google Maps API.

    I will spend the next couple of days building a website out of the API that is WebOS compatible and basically "make" a very similar version thats available for android and iOS

    So Ill make them into one interface on a website soon.
    that would be great cause the buildin maps-"app" still links to the "old" 8.1 Version of Mobile Maps: Google Maps

    Compare of desktopbrowser mobile version to webOS Version http://forums.precentral.net/general...ml#post2797504
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    Quote Originally Posted by rmausser View Post
    All of these features are essentially available in the Google Maps API.

    I will spend the next couple of days building a website out of the API that is WebOS compatible and basically "make" a very similar version thats available for android and iOS

    Here is an example of each feature independent: (visit on WebOS)

    Google Maps JavaScript API Example: Simple Aerials - Ariel view (might need to reload)

    Google Maps JavaScript API v3 Example: Complex Styled MapTypes - US Road Atlas

    Google Maps JavaScript API Example: Embedded StreetView - street view

    Google Maps JavaScript API v3 Example: Elevation Simple - elevation

    Google Maps JavaScript API v3 Example: Bicycling Layer bike layers

    And some other goodies.

    So Ill make them into one interface on a website soon.
    Please -- please -- add Google Transit
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    Im really busy this week but I happen to have to use the google maps API for another project, so while I am doing that I guess I will just mess around with this as well.

    Maybe this weekend.

    And I will put the Transit API in as long as it shows up on mobile browsers
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    Alright so I found a way to just get the mobile site for google working.

    You need:

    a) a gmail account.
    b) iPhone User Agent for your Pre (possibly)

    Here are the steps:

    1) Go to maps.google.com on your computer. Make sure you are logged in.
    2) Find a place on google maps. Anything. I picked this.

    el macambo - Google Maps

    3) Click "save to map" at the bottom of the bubble.

    4) Save to your places.

    5) Make a link of the location with the link at the top right of the page.

    6) Paste that link into the WebOS browser. (make sure you are logged into google on your accounts on the Pre, or in the browser. Go to www.gmail.com and login)

    7) Voila.

    Works for me,
    let me know if it works for you.
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    Missing step:

    8) Add to launcher

    Now it will feel like an app.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rmausser View Post
    Alright so I found a way to just get the mobile site for google working.
    Awesome job on finding out how to do this!!
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    Spoof agent not needed.

    Unfortunately it looks like it has a few performance issues, at least in the 1.4.5 browser. Don't know if it's any better on 2.x.
    Last edited by Orion Antares; 05/27/2011 at 03:57 PM.
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    Screen shots from a Pre 2:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Orion Antares View Post
    Spoof agent not needed.
    Confirmed.

    Quote Originally Posted by Orion Antares View Post
    Unfortunately it looks like it has a few performance issues, at least in the 1.4.5 browser. Don't know if it's any better on 2.x.
    Feels as described by the Giz article:
    "The maps don't cache, so the experience isn't as fluid as the Maps app, but it beats getting yoinked out of the browser app anytime you need to look something up quick." -Giz
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    Quote Originally Posted by deesugar View Post
    Feels as described by the Giz article:
    "The maps don't cache, so the experience isn't as fluid as the Maps app, but it beats getting yoinked out of the browser app anytime you need to look something up quick." -Giz
    Was your Pre 2 having any issues with the nav bar breaking up?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Orion Antares View Post
    Was your Pre 2 having any issues with the nav bar breaking up?
    Not quite sure what you mean (maybe you should post a pic) but it would, per the article take a few seconds to refresh the bar when doing something. But even that depends on what you're doing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deesugar View Post
    Not quite sure what you mean (maybe you should post a pic) but it would, per the article take a few seconds to refresh the bar when doing something. But even that depends on what you're doing.
    Nah, not the same thing. It looks like a repaint issue with the nav bar. Fixing it takes popping out to card view and back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Orion Antares View Post
    Nah, not the same thing. It looks like a repaint issue with the nav bar. Fixing it takes popping out to card view and back.
    How about scrolling up and down?

    Because that is something I see in general with the WebOS browser. I've had all kind of weird stuff happen in the browser and usually a scroll up and down makes it repaint that part. And when all else fails I refresh the page. But once again this is when using the web browser in general.

    I don't think this has to do with GMaps though.
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    A slight screen scroll seems to be the main reason the bar breaks up.
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