badtzmaru - 1:43 pm on May 13, 2005 (gmt 0) Even the dodgeball service doesn't use GPS data to tell where you are, you have to manually tell it.
The thing that is weird is every handset sold in the last few years has been GPS-enabled, it was a requirement for that 911 location service thing mandated by the telecommunications act of whenever. If I look back at old trade journals from the early 2000s, they are hyping geolocation-based services and talking about launches of this and that. Then it all disappears. It's so weird, because I have been thinking for a year that it would be nice to be able to pull up "find nearest" whatever on my phone, yet for some reason none of the "get it now" apps on my Cingular phone support that. Knowing that the GPS location service is provided by a pollable qualcomm box sitting at Cingular, I can't help but wonder why no one has done anything with this recently. It's annoying, because I could do the software side of it, but I don't have the contacts in Cingular to find out what the terms are to be able to access their GPS data.
Even the dodgeball service doesn't use GPS data to tell where you are, you have to manually tell it.