PPCGeeks Forums HTC Arrive HTC HD2 HTC Thunderbolt HTC Touch Pro 2 HTC Evo 4G HTC Evo 3D Samsung Galaxy S II Motorola Droid X Apple iPhone Blackberry
Go Back   PPCGeeks > Windows Mobile > WM HTC Devices > HTC Titan

Notices



Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 09-26-2007, 02:26 PM
wickedklown's Avatar
PPCGeeks Regular
Offline
Pocket PC: Touch
Carrier: Sprint
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 92
Reputation: 34
wickedklown is just getting started
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Dropping GPS Autotrack

Just bought the Holux m1200 and Dl's google maps. Went through all the BT and GPS settings multiple times. I get a connection, no problem but I can only go about 2-5 miles before I lose auto track and my blue dot stops moving. I constantly have to disable/re-enable "track location" to re-aquire the location and gps movement.
Tell me this isnt normal. Any fixes/ideas? Picking up about 10 satellites.
Mogul 6800

Thx,
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 09-26-2007, 04:50 PM
Logan-5's Avatar
Lurker
Offline
Pocket PC: HTC Mogul
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 2
Reputation: 0
Logan-5 is a n00b
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
I have the same issue. I just figured it was for locating so you can find nearby businesses and not actually tracking. Really no sense to track because you dont get turn by turn voice directions like tomtom.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 09-26-2007, 04:53 PM
Malatesta's Avatar
Moderator/WMExperts Staff
Offline
Pocket PC: Pure, TP2, Snap, Ozone, Intrepid,Treo Pro
Carrier: Sprint
Location: NY
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 2,413
Reputation: 3635
Malatesta is still contributing even after becoming a VIPMalatesta is still contributing even after becoming a VIPMalatesta is still contributing even after becoming a VIPMalatesta is still contributing even after becoming a VIPMalatesta is still contributing even after becoming a VIPMalatesta is still contributing even after becoming a VIPMalatesta is still contributing even after becoming a VIPMalatesta is still contributing even after becoming a VIPMalatesta is still contributing even after becoming a VIPMalatesta is still contributing even after becoming a VIPMalatesta is still contributing even after becoming a VIP
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Same problem: Spectec 2-in-1 GPS and Treo 700wx, so it's not a Titan issue but rather Google Maps.

The only think I like about Gmaps is it's fast to load/get GPS info. Other than that, I don't care for it compared to Live Search which has full screen, direction arrow, etc. But it's slow to load/acquire GPS.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 09-27-2007, 09:38 AM
Gilliland's Avatar
PPCGeeks Regular
Offline
Pocket PC: HTC TouchPro2
Carrier: Sprint
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 140
Reputation: 30
Gilliland is just getting started
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Malatesta View Post
The only think I like about Gmaps is it's fast to load/get GPS info. Other than that, I don't care for it compared to Live Search which has full screen, direction arrow, etc. But it's slow to load/acquire GPS.
I keep seeing people mentioning Windows Live as a mapping/GPS tool, but I have not been able to find a PPC application for this. How does one use Windows Live with a PPC/GPS?
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 09-27-2007, 10:19 AM
dew.man's Avatar
Regular 'Geeker
Offline
Pocket PC: tp2
Carrier: sprint
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 366
Reputation: 472
dew.man is becoming a PPCGeeks regulardew.man is becoming a PPCGeeks regulardew.man is becoming a PPCGeeks regulardew.man is becoming a PPCGeeks regulardew.man is becoming a PPCGeeks regular
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
It's called Virtual Earth Mobile.

http://www.viavirtualearth.com/vve/G.../VEMobile.ashx
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 09-27-2007, 10:23 AM
Darkness231's Avatar
mmmm Freebirds
Offline
Pocket PC: HTC EVO (X2)
Carrier: Sprint
Location: Cedar Park, TX
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 1,218
Reputation: 2543
Darkness231 is a VIPDarkness231 is a VIPDarkness231 is a VIPDarkness231 is a VIPDarkness231 is a VIPDarkness231 is a VIPDarkness231 is a VIPDarkness231 is a VIPDarkness231 is a VIPDarkness231 is a VIPDarkness231 is a VIP
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
They are talking about Windows Live Search. Its a PPC app.
Or Google Maps
Both apps interact with Bluetooth GPS receiver to track location, get directions, find stuff etc. Both requires a active data connection
__________________

Good things don't end in 'eum,' they end in 'mania'...or 'teria'
Easily switch between TouchFlo and Mobile Shell
If you like my work feel free to

Last edited by Darkness231; 09-27-2007 at 10:30 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 09-27-2007, 11:27 AM
Gilliland's Avatar
PPCGeeks Regular
Offline
Pocket PC: HTC TouchPro2
Carrier: Sprint
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 140
Reputation: 30
Gilliland is just getting started
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Cool, two different answers. I've already seen the Virtual Earth Mobile app, but I hadn't been able to find the Windows Live Search app. I'll download it and check it out. Thanks, that's exactly the pointer I needed.
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 09-27-2007, 02:33 PM
wickedklown's Avatar
PPCGeeks Regular
Offline
Pocket PC: Touch
Carrier: Sprint
Threadstarter
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 92
Reputation: 34
wickedklown is just getting started
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Thx for the windows live info. I installed the app on my mogul and tried the autotrack, it worked!! did not drop the signal at all during my 40 mile trek and the arrow thing/turn by turn is great.
I agree Gmaps is faster and I like its simplicity over WLS but I like having GPS better. Thx again!
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 09-27-2007, 03:08 PM
Darkness231's Avatar
mmmm Freebirds
Offline
Pocket PC: HTC EVO (X2)
Carrier: Sprint
Location: Cedar Park, TX
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 1,218
Reputation: 2543
Darkness231 is a VIPDarkness231 is a VIPDarkness231 is a VIPDarkness231 is a VIPDarkness231 is a VIPDarkness231 is a VIPDarkness231 is a VIPDarkness231 is a VIPDarkness231 is a VIPDarkness231 is a VIPDarkness231 is a VIP
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Does anybody else's screen turn off when using Live Search, Google Maps keeps the screen on, but not Windows Live Search.
Here is a script that will disable turning off the backlight and turning off the device until the program (live search) is exited, and then returning the setting to what they were prev. to running the program.
**This is assuming that Live Search was installed on the device, and not storage card**

Live Search Stay Alive.mscr

BattSuspendTimeout = RegRead ("HKLM", "System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\Timeouts", "BattSuspendTimeout")
ACSuspendTimeout = RegRead ("HKLM", "System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\Timeouts", "ACSuspendTimeout")
BatteryTimeout = RegRead ("HKCU", "ControlPanel\Backlight", "BatteryTimeoutUnchecked")
ACTimeout = RegRead ("HKCU", "ControlPanel\Backlight", "ACTimeoutUnchecked")

RegWriteDword ("HKLM", "System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\Timeouts", "BattSuspendTimeout",0)
RegWriteDword ("HKLM", "System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\Timeouts", "ACSuspendTimeout",0)
RegWriteDword ("HKCU", "ControlPanel\Backlight", "BatteryTimeoutUnchecked", 60)
RegWriteDword ("HKCU", "ControlPanel\Backlight", "ACTimeoutUnchecked", 60)

RunWait ("\Program Files\Live Search\Live Search\Live Search.exe")

RegWriteDword ("HKLM", "System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\Timeouts", "BattSuspendTimeout",BattSuspendTimeout)
RegWriteDword ("HKLM", "System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\Timeouts", "ACSuspendTimeout",ACSuspendTimeout)
RegWriteDword ("HKCU", "ControlPanel\Backlight", "BatteryTimeoutUnchecked", BatteryTimeoutUnchecked)
RegWriteDword ("HKCU", "ControlPanel\Backlight", "ACTimeoutUnchecked", ACTimeoutUnchecked)







Quote:
Originally Posted by wickedklown View Post
I agree Gmaps is faster and I like its simplicity over WLS but I like having GPS better. Thx again!
Google maps does support GPS. Just hit menu Track Location, BT com setting are in menu->options->Track Location Settings

Last edited by Darkness231; 09-27-2007 at 03:36 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 09-27-2007, 04:33 PM
wickedklown's Avatar
PPCGeeks Regular
Offline
Pocket PC: Touch
Carrier: Sprint
Threadstarter
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 92
Reputation: 34
wickedklown is just getting started
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Thx for that script Dark. Ill be adding that soon.

As for the Google supporting gps, i know it does but as my original post stated it drops on me constantly regardless of settings. WLS hasnt (knock on wood) at all. If you know of a magic script to fix it on my mogul let me know.
Reply With Quote
Reply

  PPCGeeks > Windows Mobile > WM HTC Devices > HTC Titan

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:03 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
©2012 - PPCGeeks.com