"Part 1 and Part 2 of this three-part series provided
the tools and techniques for building a global positioning system
(GPS)-aware application for the Nokia N810 Internet Tablet. The
basic idea for the program came from a cross-country family trip
and the ever-present question, "Are we there yet?" Providing an
answer becomes a simple task when you have a programmable device
with a built-in GPS. All you have to do is load up a few waypoints,
and you're good to go.
"When the first iteration of the application was complete, it
was obvious that a few improvements needed to be made to make the
program more usable. This really isn't that different from any
other software product. The key is to make it easy to get user
feedback, then make the program changes necessary to incorporate
the new features. Fixing any bugs is another high-priority item if
you want to keep your users happy.
"A number of issues need to be settled before you start the
process of releasing your new application. You can choose to host
your project on any number of software-distribution sites, although
the Maemo site would be the best choice for a project like this
one, because its only target platform is the Nokia Internet Tablet
family. If you want user feedback, you'll need to provide either a
Web site or--at the very least--an e-mail address."
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