frankly when i came here, the idea in my head was simple. devices such as gps and those on taxis had to have come from somewhere. they were manufactured and then programmed. i wanted to explore this field. i wanted to buy one of these boxes and see what i can do with them. i keep mentiong gps and taxi because they're the only examples i can think of.
but then foot and organized brought up smartphones and selling the app. so I said that if i wanted to make money out of this then i need as many users as i can have. more users = more $. this means more devices and more work on my part.
gibson, i'll read about windows mobile and see how much it costs to get one here. i dont no what does that application do exactly. from its name its just like teamviewer i guess only from a phone. if thts the case then it wont help. i imagine it could be slow one way or another. when i use teamviewer, the speed at which my mouse moves and actions get done when i press something varies. so i imagine it'll be worse when it's with mobiles over a wireless network.
ppl i apologize. i hope ur not getting annoyed. we can stop here if you want. I called the taxi company and will head over to their office today or tomorrow to ask them about the company they bought the devices from. Then ill head over to that company and get the information I need. Then I'll come back here and write my findings. But lets give this another try
ill use the taxi device as an example. ill call it TD
so TD is a piece of hardware hooked up right in front of the two airconditioning vents in the middle of the car. It's that part where you have the radio and switches and buttons and the ashtray with the lighter. It's got an LCD screen. the office, upon recieving an order, sends a message to all the cab drivers in the city. the message appears on the screen. whoever is closest to the pick up location (driver knows this because he knows the city. we're not depending on gps btw) presses the button ACCEPT. back at the office, the screen prints a message 'driver xxx in car number xxx will pick up the clients'. If 5 minutes pass for example, and no driver has accepted the job then the order is reissued automatically. When the customer is picked up, the driver presses HIRED. At the office, the screen shows a message indidcating that the customer has been picked up.
Here's a picture of TD
he doesnt press the buttons at the bottom of the screen. just the ones "in" the lcd screen.
I hope this is detailed enough Foot