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[APP][GPS][16DEC10] QuickGPS Lite v1.5

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By Vico100, Senior Member on 9th December 2010, 10:12 AM
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Description:
QuickGPS Lite can speed up the time for determining your GPS position by downloading the latest satellite data via an Internet connection (such as GPRS, ActiveSync, ect.). I made this app.





Features: all-in-one program
No more connection problems
Uses WMoblie connection settings (can auto GPRS, ActiveSync ect.)
Choose save location
Program size: ~55KB


Extra info:
SiRF GPS devices: packedEphemeris.ee (A bigger file is created with the unpacked packedEphemeris.ee called ephdata.clm in the same folder, '\Windows', when GPS run)
GpsOne (Qualcomm) GPS devices: xtra.bin (usually goes in root)



Servers:
6 Different servers to choose from (each server gives a different file)
  • TW (service.mio-tech.com) [Recommended]
  • TW (ephemeris.asus.com.tw)
  • UK (htcusainc.com)
  • UK (service.htceurope.com)
  • CA (xtra1.gpsonextra.net)
  • US (xtra2.gpsonextra.net)


For quickest connection use:
  1. Mod Driver
  2. QuickGPS Lite
  3. GPS Test
It takes around ~10 seconds from cold start to get 9 satellites and have a stable connection.


The program writes registry's based on the radio option and save location, but only after a successful download. (option 1 to 6) (1 is default if there is no registry present)
Code:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Apps\Vico QuickGPS Lite]
"Option"=dword:1
"Location"="Windows\"

Requirements:
.NET Compact Framework 3.5


Updates:
1.0 - 12/12/2010: Initial release
1.2 - 14/12/2010: Add ability to choose save location
1.3 - 14/12/2010: Critical bugs
1.4 - 16/12/2010: Fixed root save location bug, added simple error checking for save location
1.5 - 16/12/2010: Illegal characters in path error, added packedEphemeris server

Please donate if you like it and for support
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9th December 2010, 10:58 AM |#2  
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thank you for share
9th December 2010, 02:31 PM |#3  
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Looks like a replacement for QuickGPS, I will play with this, and see how it works...thanks for sharing...
9th December 2010, 05:58 PM |#4  
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Nice! HTC's Quick GPS would be ok if they didn't skin it with 1.5 MB worth of bitmaps. This is light like it should be.
9th December 2010, 08:10 PM |#5  
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can you add a option for download xtra automatically when there is a wifi connection?
doesn't download in my device folder
and seem that don't remember what kind of xtra i want to download
9th December 2010, 10:39 PM |#6  
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Is this of any help to Omnia 2 users, or does this only help HTC phones?
10th December 2010, 12:52 AM |#7  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by djsolidsnake86

can you add a option for download xtra automatically when there is a wifi connection?

I can try but that will be kinda hard. I will have to write a service that is constantly running in the background, or how else would it know when wifi is switched on..
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Originally Posted by djsolidsnake86

doesn't download in my device folder
and seem that don't remember what kind of xtra i want to download

The program writes a registry based on the radio option, but only after a successful download. (option 1 to 5) (1 is default if there is no registry present)
Code:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Apps\Vico QuickGPS Lite]
"Option"=dword:1
Also what do you mean" doesn't download in my device folder" it downloads to "\windows".

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Originally Posted by bobzero

Is this of any help to Omnia 2 users, or does this only help HTC phones?

If you have GPS on your phone then it will help you also. But just give it a try.
10th December 2010, 06:22 AM |#8  
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Thanks for the app. What is the difference between this app and HTC own QuickGPS?
10th December 2010, 06:52 AM |#9  
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Thumbs up
Thanks for sharing!
10th December 2010, 10:10 AM |#10  
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when i download the xtra with the normal wm application it writes a file xtra.bin in my device folder
with you program after download teh xtra, i search for it but can't find it

for the service in background i think that would be a great idea
10th December 2010, 12:30 PM |#11  
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"device folder" you mean on root? like outside the "windows" folder?
The xtra.bin is downloaded in the "\Windows" directory.
According to HTC QuickGPS, xtra.bin goes in the windows directory.
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