On Sat, Oct 22, 2011 at 11:38 PM, Alolita Sharma
As we think of projects that we would like to work on at the Mumbai
hackathon in mid November, I'd like to examine development of GPS data based
custom mobile map applications. Having custom maps that can be developed
using GPS data as well as generated and shared via mobile devices could open
up contributions to content specific maps on Wikimedia sites. These custom
maps could be incredibly useful to view with articles on places, treks on
topics such as hiking in the Himalayas or Alps, tracing historic
battlegrounds, or trekking though wildlife sanctuaries.
Android recently released an open source app named CustomMaps to help build
such apps. Check out http://code.google.com/p/custom-maps/
I'll download this and give it a go tomorrow.
I would really like mobile app developers take up the
challenge of building
such apps for Wikipedia content. Anyone interested :-)
Fun tasks for the hackathon :)
What do the other readers on this list think .. would this be a useful
feature on mobile? Speak up!