Pocket PC, car navigation
Next stage is to buy a TMC (traffic avoidance) cable and really put this navigation software through its paces.
Pocket PC as a network media player
[Edit] Ah, talked too soon. Although media player can see, and catalogues, the tracks it won’t play them, ‘Invalid Parameter’ or something. Apparently some issue with the the translation of the file name. So I’m now looking at the Coding4Fun project and I’ve just installed the Mobile SDK so I’ll see how that goes.
[Edit] Hurray, using the PocketMusic player seemed to do the trick. Not sure it’s a replacement for dedicated media machine but it’s certainly small and quiet, good qualities in a music streamer…plus it’s it own remote…although I’m now eyeing up using the Mac’s front-row remote control via the PDA infrared port. For something that is supposed to save me time it seems to be creating project upon project!
Pocket PC, finally it works
The next (ahem) step was go for a GPS walk. I’ve registered with a site, GPS Walk, that supplied a breadcrumb application for the PDA. The application (and site) are still in their early days but it was a strangely fun thing to do, might have something to do with the two pubs I took in…you never know.
The third PDA success was a programmable remote control. There something satisfying with been able to change the TV channel with your PDA, surely there is some mischief to be had with the companies infrared controlled projector?
This leaves me with two remained tasks to be solved. 1. GPS for the car with traffic avoidance (TMC) and 2. Streaming MPGs to my stereo from a main server via the PDA.