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MyLocation Software Comes to GSM Treo's

Palm My LocationAn independent Palm OS developer named Razix has released "My Location" a psuedo-gps feature for GSM Palm OS Treo's. The software works in conjunction with Google maps to approximate a users location based on a approximation of the nearest cell tower that you are connected to. The service requires the current Google Maps (ver: 1.2.0.9) and a GSM based Treo such as the Treo 600, 650 and 680. The program is free, however it requires a registration and the developer is accepting donations which will remove the advertisements within the program.

Google first rolled out its own My Location services last November. Google's official Windows Mobile client supports the feature, however Palm OS devices require a future ROM update to support the service and Palm has only committed to releasing an update for "newer Palm phones."

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Great news! Hats off to Razix!

hkklife @ 1/21/2008 3:15:10 PM # Q
Fantastic! Best rogue Palm OS move in a long time and really kicks off the new year in fine fashion! Can someone who's given this a whirl give us a firsthand account of how well it works?

I'm still betting that ONLY the latest & greatest POS device (aka the various Centros) will see any official fixes from Palm. Treo 700p and 755p owners who paid 3x to 4x for their devices over the cost of a new Centro are going to certainly be furious but I have to say that I'm not the least bit surprised...at least there's this fine alternative to GSM 650 and 680 owners!

Pilot 1000-->Pilot 5000-->PalmPilot Pro-->IIIe-->Vx-->m505-->T|T-->T|T2-->T|C-->T|T3-->T|T5-->TX-->Treo 700P

RE: Great news! Hats off to Razix! (worked in Palo Alto)
FlaSheridn @ 1/21/2008 4:44:59 PM # Q
It worked pretty well for me in Palo Alto; it was off by about a mile.

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RE: Great news! Hats off to Razix!
amflores @ 1/21/2008 5:12:18 PM # Q
Reporting from San JosÚ, Costa Rica (Central America): 2.3 km -about 1.5 miles- from actual location! Very impressive, thought OS didn┤t allowed at all... and the legend lives on!

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No good here

freakout @ 1/21/2008 3:32:04 PM # Q
Tried it on my unlocked 680 (in Oz). No go - just said to me "location cannot be found" or somesuch other thing. Shame.
RE: No good here
justauser @ 1/23/2008 7:30:04 AM # Q
Might want to try again Tim. Worked for me (also Oz). Have to install the Beta version of google maps. Mind you the location I got was a couple of km from my actual location as others seem to be reporting.

RE: No good here
freakout @ 1/23/2008 10:06:15 AM # Q
still no luck. Exact error message is "Unable to determine location." Which telco are you with? i'm on optus.
RE: No good here
freakout @ 1/23/2008 10:07:07 AM # Q
oh, and using google maps 1.2.0.9
RE: No good here
justauser @ 1/23/2008 5:14:28 PM # Q
I'm on Optus too - same version of Google Maps.

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Very cool

swieder @ 1/21/2008 10:25:46 PM # Q
Once I got past the broken registration process, this app worked very nicely.



RE: Very cool
DarthRepublican @ 1/23/2008 5:00:56 AM # Q
Same here, registration was a mess but it more or less worked once I got past that process. According to MyLocation I'm near the old Hawthorne Works Shopping Center in Chicago, about 0.8 miles from my actual location.

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