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Join Date: May 2007
Carrier: Verizon Wireless
Technical Focus Only - 8830 GPS
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I am starting this thread with the sole intent of bringing together a like-minded body of people to work on a software workaround for the internal GPS of the Verizon Wireless BlackBerry 8830 World Edition smartphone.
This thread is a technical thread. I would ask anyone not interested in coding, working with various IDE's, SDK's, and problem solving, to please not post here.
Follow along if you desire, by all means, but if you can not reasonably contribute to the endeavor, then please, like any other software development project, please be content to watch as others bring large chunks of highly diverse and different, and similar, elements together to work toward a viable solution for a problem that is vexing to a large user base on a very large network.
This thread is not a joke, is not a circus, and if anyone desires to test these waters, I will politely request from the moderators at any time the removal of any post not pertinent to the technical achievements being worked toward in this thread.
The people affected by this problem know who they are, have probably already posted their feelings, comments, and thoughts elsewhere, and have come here seeking to contribute to something that they believe in, want to see happen, and are probably equally fed up with meaningless excuses and constant stringing-out-and-along by certain organizations which shall--out of professional courtesy--remain nameless. They--and we--know who they are.
That said, let us begin:
Purpose Of Thread
To create a viable, technical solution that will remove any limitations to third party location based software accessing the autonomous function of the GPS on the Verizon Wireless BlackBerry 8830 World Edition smartphone.
Method Of Implementation
1 Establish the exact make, model, protocol, and extra functionality (if any), of the 8830's internal GPS chipset.
2. Establish the tools, software development kits, integrated development environments, gps interfacing software, project repository and bug tracking system, and other pertinent tools to be used for the project.
3. Decide on a programming language in which to write the solution.
4. Have on hand a test 8830 to work upon, probably my own.
5. Write the solution, test it, correct it if necessary, then implement it.
I need, at the very least, the following types of people:
Persons with experience with BlackBerrys.
Persons with experience in Java
Persons with experience in C and C++
Persons with experience with Embedded Devices
Persons with experience with Free and Open Source Software (FOSS)
Persons with experience Setting Up A Project Repository, such as with SVN or CVS.
People with experience in Marketing. This project may, by necessity, have to be mildly commercialized, due to software signing necessities, etc. We'll see as the project goes along.
Those wishing to involve themselves please contact me at firefisheATinboxDOTcom .
Let's make this thing work!