My new GPS app w/ Google Maps - Please test
Update: New Version!
I have uploaded a new version. It still isnt where I want it to be, but it does quite a bit. It provides directions, but not turn-by-turn, just a path on a map as of now. I'm still not sure if anyone has even gotten the thing installed, so if you do, please let me know.
Find Destination Screen:
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I have spent the last few days creating a GPS program in Adobe Air, and finally have something to share. It isn't pretty (yet), and doesn't provide directions (tomorrows to-do), but it does show you where you are as you drive.
Eventually I plan for this to be a completely free GPS Navigation program, with turn-by-turn spoken directions, etc.
Please test it out, and let me know what you think.
- Constant Internet Connection (I'm using my iPhone Edge Connection tethered to a laptop)
- GPS Receiver
- Adobe AIR
How To Install
- Install Adobe Air.
- Install XPort
- Run XPort and configure it to split out to some ports. Make sure NMEA is on.
- Download and Unzip SerProxy. (This takes the GPS information from XPort and passes it along to a Socket so the Adobe AIR Application can read it because Adobe Air cannot access com ports directly.)
- Configure SerProxy to forward information from one of the ports XPort is splitting to to socket 5331 by opening serproxy.cfg in notepad and following the instructions.
- Run Serproxy.exe.
- Download and Install KiaTuners Nav Air Application.
- Run KiaTuners Nav Application.
You can make sure its working by looking at the SerProxy console. There should be mention of connections. If not, there is an issue with your configuration.
If all works, take a drive and try it out. The + & - buttons zoom. Others do nothing. If you drag the map, a X button will appear. The map will not auto-follow until you click that x button.
Let me know what you think, and if it works for you. My main concern is if I am parsing the GPS data correctly, and if it lags to much.