Friday, October 19, 2007

Next Mapper version

Work is getting in the way for all the fun stuff, but some nice Mapper features are planned for the next (1.0.4?) version:
- Search POIs
- Search streets
- Route waypoint display/list
- Handling of connections with libconic

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Nokia N810 Internet Tablet

So Nokia released a new version of the Internet Table, the N810.

But they made some strange design decisions once again.
- Keyboard must be open to use keypad
- Compared to the N800 they removed a memory slot
- Memory type changed again (RS-MMC -> SD -> mini/microSD)
- And the best of all, API and ABI break *again*
- No protection cover for the screen, like on the 770
- microSB connector, one more bloody cable to carry around and forget

Don't get me wrong, I like it. It looks very nice, much nicer than the toyish N800, but still not as good as the original IT, the 770.

Positive features:
- Slide keyboard
- Integrated GPS
- A bit more Mhz
- 2 Gig of internal flash
- Updated Gtk (even if 2.10 is already old)

The integrated GPS and keyboard should make it a very nice platform for doing OpenStreetMap work.

The next thing is to get Mapper running on Chinook and add some OSM editing features.