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Old 03-06-2011, 03:19 PM
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Okay, I know this may sound stupid but I have little experience in programming etc.
Would it be possible to add a map application to Zen?
Of course, I couldn't use the internet, but I've seen lots of maps applications on other smartphones, mp3 players and the like that show (usually basic) maps with no internets.
Sorry if this is a bit n00bish, a simple yes/no would be okay!
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Old 03-06-2011, 06:04 PM
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Firstly, yes it would be possible. Things such as scrolling the map (panning, moving around) would be somewhat simple. Rotating would NOT work currently. Location searches, etc... would also be do-able (I think). The problem, in my opinion, would be getting the images of the world (this is where internet connectivity would come in on a capable device-you could load only the pics for that location). It would have to be pieces (400x240 pixels each, at the largest, although web-based maps are already made that way, so not really an issue). With the thousands of images required to span the globe, it would be a LARGE app. Perhaps we could just include the images for our current area, except that the users of this forum are from everywhere: US, Europe, etc...
In other words, it would be only moderately difficult to program, but getting footage for the maps is another matter.
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Old 03-07-2011, 05:55 AM
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This is probably top on my list for games/apps I would like t o see on the X-fi 2. I would like to see this!!!
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Old 03-07-2011, 12:56 PM
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Firstly, yes it would be possible. Things such as scrolling the map (panning, moving around) would be somewhat simple. Rotating would NOT work currently. Location searches, etc... would also be do-able (I think). The problem, in my opinion, would be getting the images of the world (this is where internet connectivity would come in on a capable device-you could load only the pics for that location). It would have to be pieces (400x240 pixels each, at the largest, although web-based maps are already made that way, so not really an issue). With the thousands of images required to span the globe, it would be a LARGE app. Perhaps we could just include the images for our current area, except that the users of this forum are from everywhere: US, Europe, etc...
In other words, it would be only moderately difficult to program, but getting footage for the maps is another matter.
Wow, I never really believed it would be possible. Thanks.
Perhaps whoever makes it should make it with street maps (no aerial/satellite). That would be seriously easier (but still hard).
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