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Re: Anyone got ExtGPS working on Symbian Anna? N8?

Mobile Overlord
aspergerguy
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Re: Anyone got ExtGPS working on Symbian Anna? N8?


fvisagie wrote:

Another update to this:

 

ExtGPS is now available as a Symbian app with added USB serial port support:

http://store.ovi.com/content/214223


At a cost of 4GBP I might add!

Happy to have helped forum with a Support Ratio = 42.5

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Professor
cataholic
Posts: 383

Re: Anyone got ExtGPS working on Symbian Anna? N8?

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fvisagie wrote:

Another update to this:

 

ExtGPS is now available as a Symbian app with added USB serial port support:

http://store.ovi.com/content/214223


Thanks for the feedback.

 

I have tried it with N8 phone and works fine with Win XP for me (as did the Beta ExtGPS bluetooth only release).

 

Also works fine for me with Win 7 64 bit using USB but doesn't seem to want to work for me with bluetooth with that OS, the ExtGPS service not appearing under the device (the Beta didn't either) - however, I have only had a quick try so maybe with a bit of effort I will resolve that, but suspect not.

 

While not a real time solution have you seen the recently released BTT in the Store at http://store.ovi.com/content/204871?clickSource=search&pos=1 ? Produces a .gpx file file so track can be displayed in Google Earth, etc and works fine.

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Counsellor
fvisagie
Posts: 42

Re: Anyone got ExtGPS working on Symbian Anna? N8?


cataholic wrote:


 

Thanks for the feedback.

 

I have tried it with N8 phone and works fine with Win XP for me (as did the Beta ExtGPS bluetooth only release).

 

Also works fine for me with Win 7 64 bit using USB but doesn't seem to want to work for me with bluetooth with that OS, the ExtGPS service not appearing under the device (the Beta didn't either) - however, I have only had a quick try so maybe with a bit of effort I will resolve that, but suspect not.



Great that you got it going via USB! Going by my experiences I'm not too hopeful that you'll get it working on Win 7 64-bit either :smileyfrustrated:. In case it's any use to you, here's a summary of what I experienced with Bluetooth on the N8:

 

  • I've been unable to connect my applications directly to the ExtGPS service - they don't see it. I've had to create a virtual COM port with the computer's Bluetooth software and connect the applications to that instead.
  • Creating a virtual COM port has so far only worked on Win XP with Broadcom 5.5, because that detects and enumerates the ExtGPS service
  • Win XP with Broadcom/WIDCOMM 6.x fails to detect the ExtGPS service
  • Win XP with MS BT fails to detect the ExtGPS service
  • Win 7 32-bit with MS BT stack and WIDCOMM 6.x co-installed drivers fails to detect the ExtGPS service
  • None of the above problems exist with ExtGPS on the E52!

cataholic wrote:


 

While not a real time solution have you seen the recently released BTT in the Store at http://store.ovi.com/content/204871?clickSource=search&pos=1 ? Produces a .gpx file file so track can be displayed in Google Earth, etc and works fine.


 

I wasn't aware of it, thanks. If you haven't looked at them yet you may also be interested in Sports Tracker at http://store.ovi.com/content/31721 and Endomondo Sports Tracker at http://store.ovi.com/content/3669.

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muelladdi
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Re: Anyone got ExtGPS working on Symbian Anna? N8?

hi all has someone tried the new commercial release in the ovi store with win7 64bit? is win7 able to discover the extgps serial port now? i tried to contact symarctic support, but so far no reply. bye
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Professor
cataholic
Posts: 383

Re: Anyone got ExtGPS working on Symbian Anna? N8?


muelladdi wrote:
hi all has someone tried the new commercial release in the ovi store with win7 64bit? is win7 able to discover the extgps serial port now? i tried to contact symarctic support, but so far no reply. bye

Did you read my post #22 above and fvisagie's comments?

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Counsellor
fvisagie
Posts: 42

Re: Anyone got ExtGPS working on Symbian Anna? N8?


fvisagie wrote:
Great that you got it going via USB! Going by my experiences I'm not too hopeful that you'll get it working on Win 7 64-bit ...


Just to prevent confusion, I meant to say:

 

Great that you got it going via USB! Going by my experiences I'm not too hopeful that you'll get it working via Bluetooth on Win 7 64-bit ...

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