How do I use GPS on my phone?

Published Date
01 - Oct - 2008
| Last Updated
01 - Oct - 2008
 
How do I use GPS on my phone?

I’ve been reading your magazine ever since it was sixth months old. I reside in Chennai. Coming to the point, I have a brand new Asus P320 aka Galaxy Mini. I need to know whether we have GPS systems in India? If so, can I connect to the satellites and know my location without connecting to the net? Moreover, I need to know clearly how to connect to the satellites with my mobile, if that is possible in India. Do I need anything other than my mobile and its bundled software?

John Selwyn Shimron


DIGIT ANSWERS: GPS systems work everywhere, and India is no exception. You can connect to satellites without any kind of payment or services to subscribe to. To make use of the data, you can use all kinds of applications – some of which will guide you to your destination, some that will record your path for you to look at later, and some that can do everything. GPS Tuner is a commercial software that does a lot of things with a GPS receiver. You can also find free GPS software for Windows Mobile on sites such as www.freewarepocketpc.net and www.mobiletopsoft.com.

Other than the mobile software itself, you might need to purchase software that gives you maps of your region if you want to be able to use it for use on the road. There are ways of creating your own maps with some of the software.


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