POIAlert for Java Publisher's description
from Andreas Kardos
POIAlert makes to so-called POI (Points of Interest) by voice and carefully screen display.
POIAlert makes to so-called POI (Points of Interest) by voice and carefully screen display. POI can be any points, the GPS coordinates are known (point, attractions, restaurants, gas stations, etc.).
POI data can for example be downloaded from various Internet sources. Currently, in particular data from speed cameras are supported. Motorists can make themselves as aware of relevant hazards.
At the beginning of the POI data to be imported from a file into an internal database (recordstore). At run time POIAlert then loads all POIs within a radius of 5 km in a cache. The cache is updated automatically while driving course if necessary. The current position is constantly compared with the positions of cached POIs. This comparison is rate dependent. Once the GPS receiver is located near one or several points of interest, is a detailed auditory and visual information. Since the speech to be quiet depending on phone type, can a speakerphone or a headset are recommended.
POIAlert runs on mobile phones to support in principle at least CLDC 1.1 and MIDP 2.0 and allow access to Bluetooth (JSR 82) or the serial interface (data cable) and the local file system (JSR 75). This applies to nearly all current mobile phone models. POIAlert however, requires much more CPU power than the other applications on this web site. Since there are hardly any reliable comparisons of the CPU performance of individual phone types, one can try to not be waived. Evidence: inter alia the Nokia models 6110, 6131, 6288, N73, N82 and N95 have been tested successfully. A Siemens S65 is so slow that it can be used only with a small number of POI.
It supports GPS receivers with Bluetooth or serial interface, which provide the NMEA 0183 sentences GGA and VTG or RMC. This should almost all be available on the market. The connection type "net / Internal" the Location API (JSR 179) is used. In this case no external GPS receiver is needed. The position is determined either by a built-in GPS receiver or the network operator. Apparently the latter is still supported in Germany so far by any provider.
POIAlert is shareware. The download version is fully functional and runs for 5 days. Then enter a license key is required that you purchase on the download page or order online through our feedback form can. The license key is valid for all subsequent versions and costs 19.99 EUR.
Prior to use, but you should learn about the legal situation in your country of residence *.
System Requirements:No special requirements.
Program Release Status: New Release
Program Install Support: Install and Uninstall