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Old 08-17-2012, 11:42 AM   #1
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Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: CZE
Device: Kindle Touch
KMaps - the K5 Map Viewer

Hello everyone,
since Kindle is so great tool for travelling - dictionaries, books, wifi internet, long lasting battery - but there is one thing missing - Maps. So I have decided to develop WAF Map viewing application.

GIThub link:
What Works
THIS APP IS IN VERY EARLY DEVELOPMENT STAGE
viewing map with predefined filenames
- the map needs to be downloaded via Google maps downloader (since the trial version can only download up to zoom 11 i want to write some special downloader app - maybe in bash so that it could be ran from kindle itself)

TODO+Misc
* write map downloader
* inside the WAF some sort of map loader - switcher + change graphics
* solve the dithering problem>>
* maybe add some sort of Geocaching support
* maybe add possibility to link same maps with different zooms and add zooming between them

Question1
I converted the map to 4bit pngs to save space but they are rendered with some weird dithering ... is there some way to circumvent it? ... i need to do more tests here - but it should work just fine since in Komic its just ok.

Disclaimer
If There is anyone who would like to contribute to the development -feel free to write me and i will add you to the github project.

sorry, if my first post looks weird - is too long - or looks too unexperienced(because it is exactly all of this:P)

Last edited by aranwe; 08-17-2012 at 11:45 AM. Reason: todos
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