Notion Ink

The Momentum

Posted in Uncategorized by Rohan Shravan on December 27, 2010

Hello All,

This week is exciting for Notion Ink as it is a week before CES 2010. We released information on Adam on 18th December 2010 and since then we knew people will be expecting a lot. Things have changed a lot, but like in love, feelings haven’t. Your comments are more than inspiration for all of our developers and creates a solid feedback system (and help them revise the next update).

In the last one year one important thing which we have learnt is that you should never lose your momentum. In troubling times, the road becomes steeper and if you increase your efforts you can keep up the same speed as it was on flat road. And the best thing is that with the new increased momentum, when the road in indeed flat, your speed increases dramatically.

There is something I can share more on the hardware front. 3G devices will work on 2G networks as well (haven’t tested in all the countries and with all the carriers, but we have tested in India, China and US with some carriers, theoretically the 3G module supports 2G networks, i.e. EDGE.) SMS will also works and if there is any developer reading this, you can think of brilliant ideas of how with a simple sms you can make Adam do things remotely.

Today we show you a video (with sound :) ) shot by one of our EAP Partners, Mireo, and they showcase a Mapping application. We were really excited to see it working on Adam and took permission from them for posting it here. See it for yourself:

(Seems something killed the sound after 1 min, will try to update full one later (there is voice notification) )

There were a lot of people in the EAP 2 selection list. Notion Ink will soon start communicating with good news with EAP 2 members.

With Warm Regards

Rohan Shravan

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  1. Joshua Price said, on December 27, 2010 at 20:07

    Awesome GPS. I love it!

    • Joshua Price said, on December 27, 2010 at 20:08

      Ha! Now NOBODY gets the top spot! Bwahahaha!

      Behold the awesome power of my evil laugh!

      Bwa! HaHa! Bwa! hahaha. :)

    • Andy said, on December 27, 2010 at 20:29

      Rohan, please do the Q&A for notion ink hacks

    • SamDobs said, on December 27, 2010 at 22:04

      @Andy.. stop pushing it… It’s not a privilege…

    • Prakhyat Singh said, on December 27, 2010 at 23:35

      +1 I guess he is just trying to get the critical mass for his forum. I am personally waiting for the official one.

    • Joshua Price said, on December 27, 2010 at 20:13

      Anybody else notice that the maps load so fast, they must be pre-installed? It looks like the app is using Tegra 2 to the fullest extent.

      I wonder how big the file for those maps is going to be?

      This is better than my friends Garmin!

    • lxt11 said, on December 27, 2010 at 20:19

      Yah, incredibly fast! Does it show any real time lock down the location? Got to go back to see it again…

    • KP said, on December 27, 2010 at 20:37

      i dont think so.. it was not using GPS (probably because it was shot indoor). both the start and end locations were entered manually.. so a fix is not requried

    • Greg said, on December 27, 2010 at 20:52

      :-D

    • bram said, on December 27, 2010 at 20:55

      but… i dont see it doing the run automatically, thats a shame. It seems fast and all. but I dont want to press next all the time :D

    • Joshua Price said, on December 27, 2010 at 21:05

      Well, its not like they were driving around at the time… :)

      They even played a “demo” which I assume functions the way it will when you actually use it. I’m sure that it has this feature.

    • bram said, on December 27, 2010 at 21:23

      It had a green play-button, but if I would drive with it (or walk around in a city) I would really like it to be realtime + with sound :) I’m also pretty sure they have the option :D

    • bikram das said, on December 27, 2010 at 20:56

      +1

    • Veeraraagavan said, on December 27, 2010 at 21:19

      Oooh was waiting for GPS… last checked the blog 15 minutes before Rohan’s post. Now to check the video.

    • bruce said, on December 27, 2010 at 21:23

      sorry @joshua

      @Rohan
      I see you are also sooooooo…. excited!!….CES 2010 :-) …..you mean CES 2011

    • Sujith Prathap said, on December 27, 2010 at 23:31

      @bruce: Great spot. CES 2010. Brings back old memories :P

    • levpius said, on December 27, 2010 at 22:43

      wow!! the GPS experience is so nice and well thought out. For me this is going to be one of the things to flaunt … all with the Garmins, TomToms and Magellans doing the job for all. Wow !! This is great.

    • mehrauli said, on December 28, 2010 at 02:33

      VOTE
      “http://androinica.com/2010/12/27/vote-for-android-person-of-the-year-poll/”
      Vote for Android Person of the Year [POLL]
      Rohan Shravan of Notion Ink was nominated because he showed how Android can make a small player get into the big game. But is the little start-up that could good enough to be called APOTY?

      “http://androinica.com/2010/12/27/vote-for-android-person-of-the-year-poll/”

  2. Himanshu said, on December 27, 2010 at 20:07

    Second :)

    • Himanshu said, on December 27, 2010 at 20:21

      Really Liked the GPS application. kudos to Mireo for making this wonderful app for adam.

      btw this is Mireo’s website address “http://www.mireo.hr/Navigation.aspx”

    • Paul Schoe said, on December 27, 2010 at 21:25

      Thanks Himanshu for the link (and the quotes :) )

      Apparently they won the “2006 Mobile Choice Consumer award for the Best Sat Nav Solution.” so they have quite a lot of experience with navigation systems. That abodes much good.

    • eric said, on December 27, 2010 at 21:31

      Curiously, they don’t list Android as a supported OS. So this is their first Android app. I imagine they’ll be announcing that at CES, too.

    • Michael in Canada said, on December 27, 2010 at 23:43

      Gasp!! The application on his website says that it provides directions only for Europe and USA. Hope Adam will include something for the rest of us “outsiders”.

    • Atul Tiwari said, on December 27, 2010 at 21:58

      try for first next time :)

    • Himanshu said, on December 27, 2010 at 22:08

      :)

  3. espariz said, on December 27, 2010 at 20:07

    Great!! I can wait…

  4. Carlo said, on December 27, 2010 at 20:07

    Third!

  5. lxt11 said, on December 27, 2010 at 20:07

    Top5!


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