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== FAQ ==
 
== FAQ ==
  
=== Why is the navigation direction pointing in the wrong direction? ===
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=== Why is the navigation compass pointing in the wrong direction? ===
  
 
This is an issue with any application that relies on the phone's [http://developer.android.com/reference/android/hardware/SensorEvent.html magnetic field sensor] such as basic compass applications. The YouTube video [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sP3d00Hr14o Best Compass Calibration Method (iPhone/G1/etc.)] provides simple instructions on how to calibrate the compass in your phone.
 
This is an issue with any application that relies on the phone's [http://developer.android.com/reference/android/hardware/SensorEvent.html magnetic field sensor] such as basic compass applications. The YouTube video [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sP3d00Hr14o Best Compass Calibration Method (iPhone/G1/etc.)] provides simple instructions on how to calibrate the compass in your phone.

Revision as of 10:01, 26 October 2010

Argot (pronounced 'are-go) is an Android application that allows you to bookmark locations using GPS. The bookmarks can then be organized and used for small-scale navigation (e.g. finding your car in a parking lot, or marking a meetup location in an unfamiliar neighborhood).

An advanced pay version is being developed that will add access to maps, the ability to send and receive bookmarks, bookmark tagging and filtering by tags, and with more informative navigation graphics.

The bookmark list

The main list of bookmarks

The bookmark list can be sorted by either the bookmark name, the bookmark's proximity to your current location, or the date and time that the bookmark was created. Measurements can be displayed in either metric or English units.

The navigation screen

The navigation screen

The navigation screen displays the direction and distance of the bookmarked location, along with the accuracy of the GPS signal of both the bookmark (when it was saved) and your current location.

FAQ

Why is the navigation compass pointing in the wrong direction?

This is an issue with any application that relies on the phone's magnetic field sensor such as basic compass applications. The YouTube video Best Compass Calibration Method (iPhone/G1/etc.) provides simple instructions on how to calibrate the compass in your phone.