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    First off, our goal with OpenMobile is to have everything as integrated as possible without the use of external programs. We understand that you may already have a navigation program you have purchased and as a solution until we have more complete navigation offerings, this plugin will allow you to embed your existing navigation software. Here I just have it using Google Earth as an example. Coming in the .7 Release.

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  • #2
    First of all, I'm stoked to see OM progressing.

    But, i'd be happier if, when the GPS app is in the foreground, the only sign of OM was the back button in the lower-right corner, so that more of the screen can be dedicated to showing maps.

    Pretty please?

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    • #3
      Does this Google Earth plugin work with the nav integration features in OM? Does it accept addresses from other sources, for instance? I'm at a loss for figuring, when moving from SD2, if I want to try the free Google Earth option, or the GMPC. I like the appearance of GE, but GMPC seems to be more 'integrated'.
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      • #4
        heezer7 was just using Google Earth to illustrate the new application embedder plugin. This can be used to embed standalone navigation programs such as Destinator. There is currently no development for a Google Earth navigation plugin.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by ws6vert View Post
          heezer7 was just using Google Earth to illustrate the new application embedder plugin. This can be used to embed standalone navigation programs such as Destinator. There is currently no development for a Google Earth navigation plugin.
          Ahh.. ok.. i read it as the google earth plugin was coming in the .7 release.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by CraziFuzzy View Post
            Ahh.. ok.. i read it as the google earth plugin was coming in the .7 release.
            We're aiming a little higher with nav...but it probably wont be 0.7 that we get there
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            • #7
              Yeah, sorry if I wasn't clear. This is just a temp solution to embed any nav software until we have more complete solutions ready.
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              • #8
                GMPC using the embedded app plugin

                I just picked up my GMPC software today. Works a treat all by itself.

                Unfortunately, I am unable to get it functioning correctly using the embedded Nav plugin.

                It fires up fine, but then I am just left with a white rectangle. Sometimes I will see the opening screen with the two options (Where To, View Map) but when I make a selection I still end up with a white screen, the OM buttons (Home, Back, etc) are visible. Sometimes the white rectangle is higher up, so I cannot click Home.

                If anyone has any hints as to how to properly set things up so GMPC is embedded nicely please let me know.

                John

                PS: sorry for waking up an old thread.
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                • #9
                  In the settings for the plugin try moving the Delay slider to the right. That increases the time OM waits for the nav app to load and depending on the app/hardware can take a long time. It sounds like it is attempting to embed before it finished loading. The only app I have tested it on is Google Earth so may be an issue with embedding certain apps, but it should be ok.
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                  • #10
                    Also, keep in mind there is a GMPC plugin in development....just embedding it isn't the recommended way.
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                    • #11
                      Thanks Jon. I will play with that and share my results.

                      Thanks Justin. I have kept that in mind. Just trying to make use of nav best i can until then. lets me tinker until then

                      Cheers
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                      • #12
                        As promised, my results.

                        Various adjustments of the delay parameter, including full left/right, gives same results. GMPC is running (I hear the voice prompting), but just a plain white screen in the space that the app should be. Sometimes it shows in the upper half, covering the VOL and HOME buttons.

                        Again, I realize the plugin is just a fill-in, and wasn't designed around GMPC. Just sharing my results.

                        Cheers.
                        John
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                        • #13
                          Is there any chance of the embedded GMPC coming out before 1.0?

                          The 2 most important things I can think of in a Front End are Music and NAV and the music part is coming along well.

                          The GMPC is a waist without an OSK to use for it, in RR I use GMPC and when I want to type a location in I have to open the OSK hit enter use the back button to leave GMPC then re-open it.

                          After all of that I can set my destination.

                          I beg you for a way to use GMPC, it's the only thing holding me back from completely moving to OM.

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                          • #14
                            WOW did I break the forum with my question, no posts for days? LOL

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                            • #15
                              Sorry for the delay in response. The development team has been focusing a lot on getting 0.8 ready for release. I can't promise, the GMPC plugin will be complete before 1.0, altho phase 1 of the plugin has been completed, and phase 2 is in planning. Thats really all I know regarding it.

                              Just to let you in on a few things, one of the things Phase 2 looks to implement, is a way to bring up the OSK by tapping on a text field inside of GMPC. Should make navigating the interface less cumbersome.

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