01-01-2011, 11:49 AM
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| | Re: GPS and Twitter.
Thanks for the ideas.
Here are the four options UberTwitter provides me in order of least to most accuracy.
Assisted + Autonomous
I selected each in turn then rebooted the phone then sent a test tweet. In all cases I also tested the inbuilt GPS and after "searching for satellites" my exact location within a few meters was discovered.
In each case when posting a new tweet UberTwitter on BlackBerry reported the potential accuracy depending on which geo-location system I was using. They are:
Cell - 767 meters
Assisted - 500 meters
Assisted Plus - 500 meters
Autonomous - 500 metres
The cell result was about 4km away from my actual location. The other three results were identical and about 10-15 meters away.
However, when I tried this in a smaller town, rather than London, all four geo-location options gave the same location which was about 300 meters away. I cannot say that I checked the inbuilt GPS first though.
Any further comments would be appreciated.