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Developed by Daniel Marth during Google Summer of Code 2011. User interface ideas (under development): On startup a "home screen" is shown that lines up a couple of possible activities. Each activity is represented by its name and an icon, aligned in a grid. Selecting any activity brings the user to the main screen. The main screen adjusts itself to the chosen activity and provides a way to go back to the home screen and related activities. Most activities display a map (MarbleWidget) as the main widget, but that's not always the case (e.g. during configuration).

Activities

Planned activities are as follows:

  • Virtual Globe
    • Activates spherical projection, a satellite map.
    • Easy way to switch to other map themes.
    • Easy way to enable wikipedia and photo plugin.
    • Distance measuring should be possible.
  • Routing
    • route planning for motorcar, bike, pedestrian
    • OSM map, merkator projection.
    • Related activities: Guidance
  • Guidance
    • Voice guidance during a journey.
    • Precedence: Known route.
    • OSM map, merkator projection.
    • Related activities: Drive, Cycle, Walk
  • Search
    • Textual search for cities, addresses, POIs, ...
    • Easy way to enable wikipedia and photo plugin
    • Related activities: Bookmarks, Around Me
  • Bookmarks
    • Access to the bookmarks
    • Related activities: Search, Around Me
  • Around Me
    • Activates merkator projection, OSM map, GPS.
    • Searches for POIs and displays them. Search area: Around GPS position if known, current viewport otherwise
    • Optional category filtering.
    • Easy way to enable wikipedia and photo plugin
    • Related activities: Search, Bookmarks
  • Weather
    • Activates spherical projection, a satellite map and the weather plugin
  • Tracking
    • Activates merkator projection, OSM map, GPS
    • GPS track is automatically recorded.
  • Geocaching
    • Activates merkator projection and OSM map
    • Activates GPS and the opencaching plugin.
    • Easy way to enable wikipedia and photo plugin
    • Related activities: Biking, Walking
  • Friends
    • Activates the open desktop plugin (needs to be extended: at least login and).
    • Possibly other future plugins (e.g. google latitude)
  • Download
    • Download of map tiles, offline maps, voice guidance speakers etc for offline usage
  • Configuration
    • Tweak various settings

Roadmap

Marble Touch for MeeGo 1.3, to be released with KDE 4.8. Supported activities are

  • Virtual Globe
  • Routing
  • Search
  • Weather
  • Tracking
  • Friends

The following features will be missing in this release:

  • Bookmark access (general)
  • Legend display
  • Download of offline maps, speakers
  • Guidance mode

Marble Touch for MeeGo 1.4, to be released with KDE 4.9 or earlier (not aligned with KDE releases). Features of 1.3 plus the missing features from above.


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