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    OVI maps API availability

    OK,

    To get this clear in my head.

    1. Nokia N series phone have maps BUT there is no maps API currently available
    2. There is a location API for these phones that will give coordinates etc
    3. To display maps you need to integrated the Location API information with some thing like Google maps

    So in summary to develop a Navigation Widget you need to combine the information from the location API with Google maps. Is that correct or have I missed something?

    Finally, as a beta developer for the new OVI Maps SDK I know that the maps API is coming (In fact it is GREAT), however at present the development path for live application widgets is as I described above ?

    I look forward to any input, because while waiting for the release of the OVI Map SDK and the launch of the applications I have developed I would like to make a navigation widget for the current N series phones.

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    Re: OVI maps API availability

    Currently the OVI maps are not offering any APIs that could be used by 3rd pary developers.

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    Re: OVI maps API availability

    Quote Originally Posted by symbianyucca View Post
    there are no additional information that would be public, thus Brian would not be able to share anything that might have been or might have not been discussed in other contexts.
    Could you share with us about estimate date of release?

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    Re: OVI maps API availability

    Quote Originally Posted by novemberox View Post
    Could you share with us about estimate date of release?
    unfortunately, I'm unable to give any information that is non-public, that would also include any estimates on anything unpubliced.

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    Re: OVI maps API availability

    Thanks for replay, so where is the best place to wait for this information, since www.forum.nokia.com/Ovi doesn't work anymore?

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    Re: OVI maps API availability

    unfortunately it is just that way.

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    Re: OVI maps API availability

    Brian, did you get any useful answer to your questions outside of this thread ?
    Could you share your findings ?
    -CarlosDL

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    Re: OVI maps API availability

    there are no additional information that would be public, thus Brian would not be able to share anything that might have been or might have not been discussed in other contexts.

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    Re: OVI maps API availability

    Quote Originally Posted by cadlg View Post
    Brian, did you get any useful answer to your questions outside of this thread ?
    Could you share your findings ?
    Hi,

    Yucca is completely correct. I have gone ahead at this stage and developed a location based widget around Google maps. I would say that Aptana editor combined with Nokia Widget Run time is just fantastic. I have been able to create a fully functional navigational Widget in just three weeks.

    It is too slow at present, however, I am working on it.

    If any one would like any information about what I have done make a Post here and I will display the code that you would like to see.

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    Re: OVI maps API availability

    Hi Brian, thanks for your answer.

    I'm new to these platforms, and I'm researching the feasibility of developing a location based application for Maemo with Qt, but it seems that currently the only option would be the Qt Mobility Project (in conjunction with Google maps) which is still under development.

    What platform did you develop your widget for ?
    -CarlosDL

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    Re: OVI maps API availability

    Quote Originally Posted by cadlg View Post
    Hi Brian, thanks for your answer.

    I'm new to these platforms, and I'm researching the feasibility of developing a location based application for Maemo with Qt, but it seems that currently the only option would be the Qt Mobility Project (in conjunction with Google maps) which is still under development.

    What platform did you develop your widget for ?
    Hi,

    Well I just used Google maps API and Aptana editor to create a navigation widget. I have deployed it on my N97 so far and it all works just fine. It was not difficult, just simply being a mixture of HTML, JavaScript and CSS. Maemo has a location API so take a look at this it may help.

    http://wiki.forum.nokia.com/index.ph...on_Google_Maps

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    Re: OVI maps API availability

    Quote Originally Posted by oldfield View Post
    Hi,

    Well I just used Google maps API and Aptana editor to create a navigation widget. I have deployed it on my N97 so far and it all works just fine. It was not difficult, just simply being a mixture of HTML, JavaScript and CSS. Maemo has a location API so take a look at this it may help.

    http://wiki.forum.nokia.com/index.ph...on_Google_Maps

    Regards
    Thanks again Brian, I'll take a look.

    Take care.
    -CarlosDL

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