Home PageFacebookRSS News Feed
PocketGPS
Web
Read the current newsletter! Weekly
Newsletter
SatNav,GPS,Navigation
Get Speed Camera Warnings For SatNavs Get Speed Camera Warnings For Android Get Speed Camera Warnings For iPhone
Pocket GPS World - SatNavs | GPS | Speed Cameras: Forums

Pocket GPS World :: View topic - Haptic alerts for CA?
 Forum FAQForum FAQ   SearchSearch   UsergroupsUsergroups   ProfileProfile   Log in for private messagesLog in for private messages   Log inLog in 

Haptic alerts for CA?

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Pocket GPS World Forum Index -> CamerAlert News
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Kritou
Lifetime Member


Joined: Nov 25, 2004
Posts: 261
Location: UK

PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 10:25 pm    Post subject: Haptic alerts for CA? Reply with quote

Last year I bought one of these https://dittowearable.com

It is a small plastic pebble shaped BT receiver with an offset motor. Triggered by the iOS Notification Centre or Android equivalent it buzzes away when an alert from one of about sixty apps (Facebook, Gmail, texts, etc etc) arrives

Day to day I wear it on it's wristband but on the motorbike it clips to the neckband of a T shirt

The concept works very effectively and it seems to me a natural adjunct to CA - giving an alert that there is "something" up ahead without the distraction of listening to or looking at a phone's screen

The developers have indicated that they are open to adding other apps to the list and I wonder if the PGPSW team might take a closer look at the idea ......
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
MaFt
Pocket GPS Staff
Pocket GPS Staff


Joined: Aug 31, 2005
Posts: 13904
Location: Bradford, West Yorkshire

PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 11:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We use persistent notifications as opposed to 'normal' notifications which is why CamerAlert won't work with it. Sorry!

MaFt
_________________
MaFt®
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Kritou
Lifetime Member


Joined: Nov 25, 2004
Posts: 261
Location: UK

PostPosted: Sat May 20, 2017 8:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK - shame

I'm not up to speed on "persistent" notifications. Would having CA "allow notifications" set to ON but the switch for "show in notification centre" to OFF make any difference?

Suspect I'm clutching at a very elusive straw here .....

Someone please bring back that amazing Inforad K1/K2 loaded with the PGPSW database - it just slipped under the rim of your helmet and did the job Laughing
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
IanS100
Frequent Visitor


Joined: May 05, 2008
Posts: 870
Location: Southport

PostPosted: Sat May 20, 2017 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How is a clear and audible notification more distracting that something buzzing away which could be a notification for any one of sixty odd apps?
_________________
Galaxy Note 4 / TomTom GO : CamerAlert : CoPilot
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Kritou
Lifetime Member


Joined: Nov 25, 2004
Posts: 261
Location: UK

PostPosted: Sat May 20, 2017 9:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

IanS100 wrote:
How is a clear and audible notification more distracting that something buzzing away which could be a notification for any one of sixty odd apps?


A "buzz" is not quite accurate - it is a noticeable vibration that really does get your attention

From the Ditto app you select the apps you wish to notify you and even the pattern of vibs that signify different (significant?) callers/events etc

You can of course just have the apps you wish running, which is what I do

It just works, and has several "off vehicle" functions that run independently of the smartphone once set up such as timers and alarms
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
MaFt
Pocket GPS Staff
Pocket GPS Staff


Joined: Aug 31, 2005
Posts: 13904
Location: Bradford, West Yorkshire

PostPosted: Mon May 22, 2017 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MaFt wrote:
We use persistent notifications as opposed to 'normal' notifications which is why CamerAlert won't work with it. Sorry!

MaFt


Oops - just read your initial post again! I was thinking you meant Android and not iOS. Android uses a different notification system where there's always a notification that says how many cameras are nearby. THis isn't the case in iOS.
_________________
MaFt®
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Kritou
Lifetime Member


Joined: Nov 25, 2004
Posts: 261
Location: UK

PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2017 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In which case I wonder if management would be interested in talking to Ditto?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Kritou
Lifetime Member


Joined: Nov 25, 2004
Posts: 261
Location: UK

PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have had an email from the Ditto people:-

"IT looks like there is a possibility that Camer Alert and Ditto maybe able to work together.
The quickest way to get things started is to have someone from Camer Alert email our product director to start a conversation

If you have someone email Neal Pecchenino at Neal@simplematters.com, they can try to work something out"

Perhaps someone might care to follow this up?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
inhaianhsaigon
Spammer


Joined: Oct 28, 2017
Posts: 1

PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kritou wrote:
In which case I wonder if management would be interested in talking to Ditto?

they will not
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
M8TJT
The Other Tired Old Man
The Other Tired Old Man


Joined: Apr 04, 2006
Posts: 9340
Location: Bexhill, East Sussex, UK

PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Strange first post. Based on what?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
nang9vang
Spammer


Joined: Nov 05, 2017
Posts: 2

PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 12:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kritou wrote:
I have had an email from the Ditto people:-

"IT looks like there is a possibility that Camer Alert and Ditto maybe able to work together.
The quickest way to get things started is to have someone from Camer Alert email our product director to start a conversation

If you have someone email Neal Pecchenino at Neal@simplematters.com, they can try to work something out"

Perhaps someone might care to follow this up?


Please explain more about that ??
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
cuongphatvn
Spammer


Joined: Sep 05, 2018
Posts: 1

PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I also need more explanation
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message







Posted: Today    Post subject: Pocket GPS Advertising

Back to top
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Pocket GPS World Forum Index -> CamerAlert News All times are GMT + 1 Hour
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

Powered by phpBB 2.0.11 © 2001 phpBB Group
phpBB port v2.1 based on Tom Nitzschner's phpbb2.0.6 upgraded to phpBB 2.0.4 standalone was developed and tested by:
ArtificialIntel, ChatServ, mikem,
sixonetonoffun and Paul Laudanski (aka Zhen-Xjell).

Version 2.1 by Nuke Cops © 2003 http://www.nukecops.com

Make a Donation



CamerAlert Database

Click here for the PocketGPSWorld.com Speed Camera Database

Download Speed Camera Database
16.122 (12 Dec 18)



WORLDWIDE SPEED CAMERA SPOTTERS WANTED!

Click here to submit camera positions to the PocketGPSWorld.com Speed Camera Database


12mth Subscriber memberships awarded every week for verified new camera reports!

Submit Speed Camera Locations Now


CamerAlert Apps



iOS QR Code






Android QR Code







© Terms & Privacy


GPS Shopping