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AMWebby
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:24 am    Post subject: How many Symbian users on here? Reply with quote

With Nokia having a 38% share of the smartphone market, 2.5 times Apples share, and Nokia making navigation free I thought it was time to see how many of us are Symbian users.

Of course it may be that the relative lack of support for Symbian here is self-defeating and Symbian users congregate elsewhere but I really like the new app and would like to see it on the Symbian platform. Any views anyone?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Upgraded late last year from a Nokia N82 (S60v3) to a Samsung i8910 Omnia HD. This runs symbian S60 v5, but is more or less stuffed by the Orange Custom Firmware that is loaded on it.

Route 66 sucks, Orange Maps isn't bad with the built-in GPS, but there does not seem to be a facility to add Custom POIs, henceI can't use the Camera Database from here.

I'd only use it if I didn't have my 520 with me.

Google maps 4.0 is great for in town navigation on foot, though.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use Google Maps 4.00 mainly for the Buzz layer. With the new Nokia maps walking and driving navigation is free. Very Happy

Have you tried Speedcam? So far it's the best free speed camera app on the Symbian platform and uses the PGPSW database. It's for S60 3 so I'm not sure if that is backwards compatible with touch phones though?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

AMWebby wrote:
I use Google Maps 4.00 mainly for the Buzz layer. With the new Nokia maps walking and driving navigation is free. Very Happy

Have you tried Speedcam? So far it's the best free speed camera app on the Symbian platform and uses the PGPSW database. It's for S60 3 so I'm not sure if that is backwards compatible with touch phones though?


Regrettably, Nokia Maps can't be installed on the Onmnia HD and my N82 will only run Maps 3.03, for which you havt to buy the Drive & Walk licenses.

I looked at Speedcam, but it needs signing and that's something I haven't tried or am comfortable with at the moment.

If you've any ideas how to put Maps 4.0 on to the Samsung I'd be happy to hear them Confused
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, another symbian s60v5 user here. Have got a nokia 5800 and found out today that ovi maps isnt great for speed cameras, i wasnt speeding so im not sure if it only displays a warning if you are but dont really want to try Smile

The iphone app looks amazing, i wish i could convert it.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dany2010 wrote:
Hi, another symbian s60v5 user here. Have got a nokia 5800 and found out today that ovi maps isnt great for speed cameras, i wasnt speeding so im not sure if it only displays a warning if you are but dont really want to try Smile

The iphone app looks amazing, i wish i could convert it.

Yes, it's crap. Try the Speedcam app. Works for me. I too wish that the PGPSW app was developed for Symbian but, until it is, Speedcam is the next best thing.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

can you install the PGPSW database onto ovi maps 3? This would be good until the add is released.

Smile just been looking at the destroyed cameras on speedcam, there are loads.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No way that I know. Speedcam works as an overlay to Ovi Maps though.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi.
I also am a symbian user (Nokia E71) and also agree that it would be great if the PGPSW app. was developed for Symbian.

I use the Speedcam app. which thanks to AMWebby's help so far, works brilliantly. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dany2010 wrote:

Smile just been looking at the destroyed cameras on speedcam, there are loads.


How do you do this?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

AMWebby wrote:
dany2010 wrote:

Smile just been looking at the destroyed cameras on speedcam, there are loads.


How do you do this?


when you said about speedcam, i thought you meant speedcam.co.uk did a program, i found that site by typing speedcam into google and found it, quite alot of info and funny pics.

http://www.speedcam.co.uk/index2.htm
click on Gatso and then Vandalised Gatsos.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah ha. No Speedcam can be downloaded here: http://mcbiskits1.googlepages.com/
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And we are watching Wink

I'm not a Dev so have no idea what issues we would have coding for Symbian but we do want to cover more platforms eventually.

You're not forgotten I promise Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Darren wrote:
And we are watching Wink

I'm not a Dev so have no idea what issues we would have coding for Symbian but we do want to cover more platforms eventually.

You're not forgotten I promise Smile


If you want a tester, I'd be more than happy. As written before, I have a Nokia N82 (Symbian S60 v3) and a Samsung i8910 (Symban S60 v5).

Both are Orange 'branded' and not hacked or jailbroken - if you can do that to Symbian. Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

richard345 wrote:
If you want a tester, I'd be more than happy.

We're a long way off that! We had to learn all the ins/outs of iPhone programming from scratch so to offer a Symbian version we'd need to do the same again. That is by no means an easy task!
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