egzthunder1 · Nov 18, 2010 at 06:00 pm

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.

You can find more information in the application thread.

Want something posted in the Portal? Contact any News Writer.


_________
Want something on the XDA Portal? Send us a tip!
TAGS:

egzthunder1

egzthunder1 is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. I have been an active member of xda-developers since 2005 and have gone through various roles in my time here. I am Former Portal Administrator, and currently part of the administrator team while maintaining my writer status for the portal. In real life, I am a Chemical Engineer turned Realtor in the Miami area. View egzthunder1's posts and articles here.
Mario Tomás Serrafero · Mar 30, 2015 at 11:00 pm · 2 comments

Would The LG G4 Fare Well With The Snapdragon 808?

The LG G4 has a lot to prove, given that last year’s LG G3 was among the best smartphones of 2014. The Global Mobile Awards given out during the time of MWC 2015 named it the Smartphone of The Year (SOTY?) alongside the iPhone 6, and at the time of its release it packed the very best in Android specifications, from the powerful Snapdragon 801 to the class-leading 1440p display. The camera, battery life and feature set were also deemed...

XDA NEWS
GermainZ · Mar 30, 2015 at 02:41 pm · 3 comments

DexPatcher: Patch Android APKs Using Java

You've probably seen or installed modified applications, be it a patched dialer for your resolution or a custom WhatsApp version with added features. How do developers do that, though? A lot of the time, the applications' source code isn't even available, so how does it all work? We'll see that first, then take a look at a new tool that aims to make the process much easier, and finally compare it to the popular Xposed framework to see how they...

XDA NEWS
Emil Kako · Mar 30, 2015 at 01:53 pm · 2 comments

Is Cloud Storage Ready to Replace External Storage?

With more and more OEMs ditching SD cards on their flagships, cloud storage is becoming even more important in the mobile world. Services like Dropbox and Google Drive have already become widely adopted by the majority of smartphone users, but is cloud storage ready to replace external storage? Let us know your thoughts below.

DISCUSS
Share This