April 1, 2010
BTFishes for Android, which runs as a live wallpaper is coming along nicely. It scans for nearby bluetooth devices and summons an unique fish for each address.
These fresh fishies should arrive soon at the market. See the btfishes site for other versions.
August 14, 2006
This weekend was spent at my parents’ cabin. Lovely nature, food, drink etc.. Saturday, while the others went on a foot trip to admire the scenery and pick cloudberries for dinner, I got some work done on the track editor. I’ve implemented some of the very basic functionality needed to edit OSM data (node and segment creation/ editing). The GUI colours resembles the ones found in JOSM.
August 7, 2006
During this weekend I created a small application that lets me record gpx-files using my mio a701 mobile phone/ GPS. The track is plotted on the screen while recording, and this will eventually (when time allows) turn into a more full-fledged mobile editor for the OpenStreetMap project.
A gripe I have with my mio, however, is that it only outputs two NMEA sentences; $GPGGA and $GPRMC. While I get all the basic information I need, it would be nice to at least have the $GPGSA available for satellite information.
Let me know if you are interested in the application/ source (WM5/ C#).
August 4, 2006
The Sonic Torch was the first commercially available electronic aid for blind or visually impaired people. The device was developed by Dr. Leslie Kay, who later invented glasses using the same principle (Binaural Sonic Glasses). The Sonic Torch is a hand held device that uses ultrasonic echolocation to detect obstacles, and finally produces a sound that the user can navigate by. Both devices were realized in 1965, and the Binaural Sonic Glasses produced until the late nineties.
There are some fantastic audio samples of the Sonic Torch at http://www.batforblind.co.nz/sounds.htm. I especially recommend the sample where the torch is aimed at flowing water.
July 20, 2006
I just received a Nokia 770, which is a cute little beast. I really look forward to develop for it. It is based on a Debian GNU/ Linux platform and uses a modified version of the GTK+ toolkit to cater for the smaller tablet formfactor. For further information see the Maemo pages.