More and more smartphone manufacturers have been moving towards on-screen buttons, with Google really pushing for it over the physical button alternative. However, there are still a few OEMs (we're looking at you, Samsung) that have preferred to keep things a bit more traditional. Tell us which way you prefer and why.
Play and Be Active with Virtual Orienteering for Android
If you are as clueless as I am about this whole concept, the first thing that you may have thought is: “there is a typo in the article’s title”. As it turns out, this is an outdoor activity where people will determine a path to follow and will try to make it in the least possible amount of time. This can be done either walking, by bicycle, or car, a good sense of orientation, a map, and a good compass. XDA member alinescoo has decided to make an app for Android to help with this game by providing all the aforementioned tools into 1 (except for the car or bike, of course). Using the required built in GPS, the app will allow you to trace the route, check how long it takes for you to complete it, and will even serve as a compass to help you determine which direction you are supposed to follow.
The app is currently in closed beta, but the dev is currently taking people who would be willing to participate and report feedback.
Well I’m here on this forum for a while now, since I bought my HTC Polaris device. During my staying here I never really helped the community in any way… I just asked questions and tried all the ROMs I got my hands on. Even now, my old Polaris gives me great satisfaction running Froyo better then the WinMo
I’ve become a Android developer and tried to made a application that uses GPS. It’s all about orienteering for now, but later we’re trying to improve things. The whole idea is about executing on field a track that has some check points, as fast as possible using you device and optionally a Compass.
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