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In case you are not an active reader of talk.maemo.org I have something very interesting for you.

You already read the title of this post (or you probably wouldn’t have read the post) so you probably… maaaybe are already going to know what I’m writing about.

THIS – will hopefully grow into a full blown navigation solution. They are working on POI showing/hiding (including different categories), voice navigation with nokia provided speech files and automatic language detection – as well as reading out street names using espeak or other solutions. And what is also on their TODO is offline routing support =)

Sounds great doesn’t it? ๐Ÿ™‚ The project is still pretty early – and I don’t think it will help OVI maps get faster on N900 but it for sure will help boost its features =) For those not knowing: OVI Maps is based on HTML/JS! So they are just editing one single index.html which originally was about 800KB and is now already up at 1.2MB.

Tracking the GPS position and automatically following the map already works but I couldn’t get speech to work. Also it has problems with loosing GPS connectivity (e.g. in tunnels) or if you choose another route (no automatic route recalculation yet).

Still it is REALLY great someone is working on this ๐Ÿ™‚ On the other hand it is really sad that some volunteers who are not even programmers succeed at something Nokia failed to do for quite some time…. I hate business…

To end this post with something nice… here a screenshot ๐Ÿ™‚ (yeah I know those were rare lately on my blog)…

Yeah I know this isn’t a picture of my (at least I didn’t know I live in taiwan…) – but taking a picture while driving may not be the brightest idea… ๐Ÿ˜‰

How to install (as of 23.1.2011)

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A short news from Nokia World..

Well lets hope their code is portable…

I’m just not sure now if I should buy Sygic Mobile Maps 10 or wait until Ovi maps is ready… which might never happen… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

What this does mean though is that Ovi Maps will come to Meego – which is good news imho – at least that sounds like Ovi maps will be available on the open source version of Meego – not only the Harmattan release and future Nokia products…

Hi!

Just a short status update on some infos/vids/… that I recently found on the web:

  • There’s a possibility ofย  a PR 1.3 for Maemo (see: maemo forum)
  • Ovi Maps 3.06 Beta has been released and features some nice things – but it still does not support the N900 -.-
  • Meego seems to be progressing quite nicely – at least it seems to work MUCH better than the snapshots I tried two or three weeks ago: see this vid (chinese sound)
  • the Nokia N8 and the E7 look REALLY good – even if they are Symbian – but Symbian ^3 is already a BIG step forward in comparison to Symbian ^1 as shipped with the Nokia 5800 – and it of course features all those nice things which other platforms (maemo) are still lacking – like full PC Suite support, …

That’s about it from the technical side… Beside of that there were some interesting private developments but those are to be asked in private ๐Ÿ˜‰

Cya next time

PS: I’m really proud of myself – never before kept blogging that long in a row ๐Ÿ™‚