02-18-2009 11:05 AM
I would just like to quickly ask what kind of limitations I am looking at for being able to write applications that will use or mimic GPS and Map functionality.
I have a Blackberry 8220 for personal use (which I am assuming has GPS as it is in the menu under advanced options) which I use with the email data package but no internet or browser capability. I have done some reading into Google maps for blackberry and triangulating position from cell towers (mostly in the blackberry development guides and other forums) but it seems most of what I find is talking about BES or BIS to some extent. So I would to find out what kind of limits I am looking at in GPS when I don't have browser access.
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02-18-2009 11:23 AM
gps is not reliant on any data connection, it is a satellite client service.
google maps on the other hand needs a server connection to provide map material.
without a data connection you will only be able to save gps data locally etc
02-18-2009 01:55 PM
Hey, thanks for the reply,
How do you obtain the position/gps data. The only available source that I can see is from a computer that I am connected to via Bluetooth. And this doesn't work (I didn't realistically expect my computer to be a valid source of gps data). I am just guessing that in order to get GPS data I would have to contact my carrier to get them to activate whatever it is that would allow me to receive this position data... Any further thoughts?
02-18-2009 03:27 PM
Thanks for the links, the pdf I have already been using.
Would you know why this import statment fails in the GPSDemo? I have made no changes to the code, but it won't compile this line.
02-18-2009 05:47 PM
"The import ________ cannot be resolved"
I have tried each of the above plus a few others.
The first one came from the Blackberry JDE.
The rest came from eclipse.
I prefer to work in Eclipse with the Blackberry Plugin. And so far I have never had any problems with this. But neither environment will compile this import correctly.
My current Hierarchy is as follows:
If anything is unclear let me know.
02-18-2009 07:11 PM
The class as seen in the demo is defined as static, by changing it to public the problem was fixed.
Now for the ultimate solution.
I will not be able to obtain any gps data because I am not paying the $10 per month fee to my carrier to enable the GPS service. And as I am not paying the $30 per month fee for wireless internet access I can't really use the Google maps application.
If you have any information that contradicts what I have mentioned here please let me know.
Thanks for you help today.