@krille second this proposal
Posts made by elastic
RE: Two weeks only on UT
That's perfectly fine for me. People come to free software when they're tired of proprietary abuse, and they're ready to fight, like voting with their wallets against walled-garden bank apps.
Sorry I have to disagree, that's not how most people behave... Most human beings are just to comfortable with their routine...
The point of an emulated environment is that you have the freedom to use it but you don't have to... That's the point of freedom and openness for me - I can't agree with anything that has to be this or that way to be the true thing... Freedom means choice and the acceptance (not only tolerance) of other ways to see and do things ;-)... So if people want to use this or that app with this or that emulator it's their freedom of choice. If you want to avoid that emulated environment, it's your freedomnot to install it ;-) win-win situation
RE: Two weeks only on UT
I agree with you, but as long as the public bodies (or more likely the companies carrying out the public services on contract) are not willing to to even set up a mobile webpage where you can use their services (it works great with German HandyTicket which is unfortunately only available in a few regions) there is no real choice... only thing I could do is refusing to use the app and buying more expensive tickets on the bus ...
Another scenario are the banking apps - especially the new banking startups that relay on apps only like revolut (you can’t access your account without an app) so you can only choose an account at another bank - I’m sure most people are more willing to choose another device/platform ...
I’m aware an emulator is not helping to push the companies to develope their apps for another platform but neither is a user base from just a few hundred to few thousand people.
So without the possibility to run apps people need to use we won’t get them to UT and with the small user base companies are not interested in developing their apps for UT ... has been like that on desktop Linux so wine came handy ... today I’m not needing a single windows application on my Linux machine any more ...
Two weeks only on UT
Hi, on my holidays to Cuba I decided to take only my Nexus 5 with UT with me ...
After two weeks - it worked that’s the summary ...
A few things have been a bit, well, uncomfortable ... but if you step out of your comfort zone ...it worked
Signal - not showing the pics before clicking on them ... and notifications only when app is running ... but messages and pics and calls are working - check
Messages and calls - check
Internet - check
Wlan Access - check
Offline maps - check (but Osm scout doesn’t download the maps for northrhyne Westfalia any more for example so it depends where you’re travelling - and hiking routes are only didplayed in the closest zooming Level what’s is kind of unusable)
Ebooks - check
Audiobooks - check
Currency converter - only online (unusable in Cuba with mostly no WiFi)
Translator - only online (unusable in Cuba with mostly no WiFi)
Telegramm - Check
Whatsapp - not that I need it but missed nearly all my birthday congratulations ;-) - not available - but not adorable anyway
It freezes sometimes on the Nexus 5 and there is the odd reload of the UI every now and then ... but most times it works ....
So it worked fo me ... and if more people would ditch WhatsApp ... there would be no showstopper any more ..at least as the second phone ... for the use as a primary device it needs some androids support as I won’t start buying more expensive paper tickets for public transport again ...
But I need two phones anyway ...
Twitter Client Piepmatz
just to let the community know. The dev of the Sailfish Twitter app Piepmatz offered any dev who wants to port his 100% open source app to UT help by this effort. He hasn't the resources to do it by himself neither does he have a UT device or wants to use one so if someone from here wants to pick this up...
Piepmatz is really brilliant..
RE: Viewer for vector maps
@advocatux thanks for the suggestions. Unfortunately most of them are for online maps only...
unav is great for routing but you can't view vector maps (would be great though if this becomes possible in the future)
OSMScout would also be a good option, but it stopped working (at least on my devices) a while ago the maps are OK but also no custom maps...
Viewer for vector maps
Hi to all,
One thing I'm really missing on UT is a viewer for offline vector maps. I need those for hiking and it would be so handy not to need carrying another mobile for that purpose. No need for routing just map and GPS location is what I need. There are plenty of good free hiking maps out there based on OSM - best are the OpenAndroMaps.
If anyone out there can do such magic to code or port an app, I can do testing and bug reporting and I'm also willing to pay a few bucks (though I'm not a rich man so this is very limited ;-))