Twin Featured PyS60 Applications #5
by Pankaj Nathani
Every 10 days, we would be featuring in the “Pys60 Applications” section, a new application on Pys60 !
The prominent aim of the “Pys60 Applications” section is to help the developers of Pys60 build standalone applications on Pys60.
This time we have 2 PyS60 applications for Featured PyS60 Application #5…
The first Featured PyS60 Application #5 is Tracker by Mark Hurenkamp.
Tracker is a GPS mapping application aimed at helping hikers that want to track their position on a digitized map.
The main purpose of Tracker.py, is to support this goal as much as possible. You can take a picture with the camera (I generally use a 3Mpix setting, but tested with 5Mpix as well), move it to the e:\maps directory (rename it to your liking), and then load it in Tracker.py.
Once loaded, it requires at least 2 reference points to be set, and then it is ready for use. I usually calibrate a new map twice, first a short 15 minute walk to gather a basic calibration. Then after about an hour on my first restbreak, I recalibrate, and from then on the map is usually quite reliable.
Besides showing your current position on the map, you can see some basic information in the dashview, where heading is shown (compas), altitude and speed, as well as a clock.
Recently the Alpha Version of Tracker V0.20 has been out. Find details about this alpha release here .
So did you find Tracker interesting ? Want to try it ?
Last but not the least, you can find the souce code for tracker here…
The second Featured PyS60 Application #5 is PyCamera by my colleague Bogdan Galiceanu.
This is an example of a camera PyS60 application similar to the camera of the Nokia 2nd Edition devices.
The resolutions, zoom levels and quality of content captured with this application depend on the device that is used and on the way certain functions work in PyS60, so don’t expect to get top-notch results, as this is only a prototype. But this prototype provides great opportunity for learners with its well commented source.
The PyCamera is capable of capturing images as well as video. The program starts in photo mode by default, and the default image quality is 100 (best).
You can find the souce code for PyCamera here !
Till now we have featured total 6 PyS60 Applications (with source code). Each application has a well commented source code. Ample of material is provided for the newbies as well as advanced learners of PyS60.
So get your text editors and your S60 devices… to start building your PyS60 Applications now And if you make something don’t forget to drop me or Bogdan an email with the details. We may feature it as a Featured PyS60 Application if it is a good one !
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