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Old 07-08-2007, 09:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Anyone worked with the GPS API? Any idea what specifically needs to be done to support both internal and puck based connections?
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FYI:

What I've found is that the Location API only works on 4.2 systems or 4.1 OS's that have onboard gps chips.

So for example I had an 8700 on 4.1 w/ a BT Puck. A simple GPS app I wrote didn't work. I upgraded to 4.2 and worked like a charm.
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where can find Location api? for download
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it is included in JDE and handheld OS since 4.0.2 version. See javax.microedition.location package in JDE javadoc.
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FYI:

What I've found is that the Location API only works on 4.2 systems or 4.1 OS's that have onboard gps chips.

So for example I had an 8700 on 4.1 w/ a BT Puck. A simple GPS app I wrote didn't work. I upgraded to 4.2 and worked like a charm.
as of 4.2, RIM has implemented JSR-179 (Location API) for a BT Puck as well as the onboard chip. this should make life real easy for developing gps-based apps for a device that runs 4.2 or greater - you never have to worry about whether the GPS is supplied by BT or by a built-in chip.
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like koedur said using jsr179 in 4.2 or later the lower level details are abstracted out. i have a simple implementation i created for a current project that wraps everything in a field so is nice and easy to use, will post it later today.
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here you go: BlackBerry GPSField - Custom Field



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