It’s already a week since last release of TwimGo. Last release included the clickable user tags and improved follow/unfollow functionality.
On last Tuesday I went to Tampere MeeGo Network MeetUp and I had an opportunity to talk to Qt Web Runtime developer, Xizhi Zhu. We talked briefly about the location support in current version of Qt WRT and a day later I had a good instructions on how to use the location API in my apps.
Here you can see how you can easily add your current location to your tweets in TwimGo:
1. Click the “Get your location” button in tweet dialog
2. Now your phone starts to pickup GPS signal
3. Once the GPS signal is good enough it’ll show your current coordinates. You can click the button again and it will update the coordinates. Sometimes the GPS signal gets accurate in a minute so you could refresh your location just before tweeting.
4. Twitter will show your location with nice little map beside your tweet.
This version also includes saved searches support and ability to search tweets near you. I have found really interesting tweets with this feature.
The developing of Mobile Trail Explorer is progressing well. We have received excellent code contributions from the community as I’m proud to present the OpenStreetMap integration in Mobile Trail Explorer. Big thanks to Gareth and Dennis!
There are also other new features such as filtering recorded positions by maximum speed, minimum distance etc. Information view have also been reorganized so that information is grouped more clearly. User can now view current, average and maximum speed. Maximum speed position is also recorded and exported to KML file.
Unfortunately there are also some problems with some of the devices such as my Nokia N80 which doesn’t like the OpenStreetMap texture feature so much as it throws OutOfMemoryErrors even as it does have free memory. I’ve found few writings about the issue and it seems that it is another Symbian OS “feature”.
I hope that you would report whatever your device is able to draw the OpenStreetMap maps without problems or not. Map drawing can be enabled from Settings>Display>
Edit: I forgot to mention a lot of new features as I made the release in so quickly.
One of the features is the stream-gpx-to-file feature that removes all memory issues when user is recording long trails. With this feature user can stream the position data directly into file so you won’t lost your trail even when your phone battery dies.
Other great feature is the auto save feature which saves your trail when application is closed.