In the MyTours application I’m developing, I wanted to show the user their location on a map, and have the map track along with their movement.
You may have felt like you were going to die running up that hill, but if the stats show you that you had 10 more bpm in your heart muscle, then you’d better go out there again and punish yourself.
You saw the reviews on TVNZ Breakfast, now you can have the products. Each of these devices will let you use your Bluetooth phone hands-free in your car, saving you from breaking the law come November.
It’s no secret that I found the Navman S200 appallingly irritating. So you can imagine my trepidation when I was accosted by a charming PR person (do they come in other flavours?), bubbling about the new Navman range, now with integrated traffic information for New Zealand. Casting aside my black mood towards GPS units, I grudgingly accepted the offer of a review unit. [...]
… Rather than battle to add more features to their dedicated GPS units, TomTom have taken the alternative route: add GPS to your existing all-in-one device. TomTom for iPhone (iTunes link) looks and feels like a dedicated GPS unit, but it is running as an application on your iPhone. It uses the internal GPS chip in your iPhone 3G or 3GS, and it just works. …
It’s been a long time coming, but Geosmart and the AA will start transmitting traffic data via coded FM radio messages from next week. NBR has some details, but basically any device capable of receiving the signals (and licensed to do so) can tell you what the traffic is like nearby. The first device out [...]
I?ve loved me some TomTom in the past, and I?m not shy in saying so. The experience was not perfect by any means, but the TomTom was streets (and routes, and intersections) ahead of the pack when it came to usability. Among a couple of complaints would be the ?dumb? routing. Not dumb as in [...]
Did you know that GPS units can sometimes take several minutes to get fixated on your position? It?s true. Just like we humans have those wrong side/right side of the bed mornings, GPS units have what they call ?cold starts?. If the unit has been turned off for a long time, or was last turned [...]
Following on from yesterday’s post, here?s the review I did live on TVNZ this morning. It was a bit of a rush because the show was running behind time, but I think I got the key points across. Feel free to comment or post any questions you might have.
I remember this ancient site because of its description of those infuriating Lotus Notes command buttons. I came across those buttons as an IT guy trying to help my CEO with his new system. The way they operated was irritating, and patently wrong. Not “wrong” in one of those design-guru debates about which highlight colour [...]