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#11
I don't know a lot about the architecture of the locator subsystem, but it would seem that it would not be terribly difficult to make the N900 emulate a separate bluetooth-connected GPS unit, while still leaving the location information available for applications in the phone. This would be useful for people who have to carry such units around, to use with phones or PDA's running navigation software not available on Maemo.

I admit, not a very wide audience, but again, this doesn't seem like a terribly complicated application?

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#12
there was an app for the n95 called exgps that would let me use the gps in the n95 as an external bluetooth gps reciever....

http://www.nokiausers.net/Reviews/Ex...for-S60v3.html

any way that this can be ported to the n900?
 
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#13
I also am interested in an app like this.
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I would like to have it too. I have been using it for many months to share my A-GPS on the S60 phones to the other devices (N8x0) or laptop etc. while in the car. The inbuilt GPS of the N810 was quite crappy even after the beta A-GPS application from Nokia.
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#15
Maybe not as slick as an app but I am pretty sure this can be done with gpsd and bluetooth serial.
 
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That sounds better than nothing. So what next? Should this be taken up in the Brainstorm or somewhere else?
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Originally Posted by extechop View Post
I don't know a lot about the architecture of the locator subsystem, but it would seem that it would not be terribly difficult to make the N900 emulate a separate bluetooth-connected GPS unit, while still leaving the location information available for applications in the phone. This would be useful for people who have to carry such units around, to use with phones or PDA's running navigation software not available on Maemo.

I admit, not a very wide audience, but again, this doesn't seem like a terribly complicated application?
Do you mean, using the N900 as a bluetooth gps to provide gps information for another device over bluetooth?
If so, this is exactly what I need!
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#18
it is done for some other devices before, so why shouldn't it be possible on the N900?
 
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Originally Posted by assetburned View Post
it is done for some other devices before, so why shouldn't it be possible on the N900?
I even managed to put my hands on some python files for s60, I'm sure with some effort this can be ported to N900 python code.
(i'm looking into it - but I doubt this will be running soon)
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#20
I have the patience to wait.... but only for a while ;-)
 
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