[maemo-users] Google services

From: Kahlil Johnson jzarecta at gmail.com
Date: Sat Jan 9 16:30:50 EET 2010
On Fri, Jan 8, 2010 at 4:47 AM, Aniello Del Sorbo <anidel at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2010/1/7 Andrea Grandi <a.grandi at gmail.com>:
>> Hi,
>> 2010/1/7 Kevin T. Neely <ktneely at astroturfgarden.com>:
>>> This might be naive, but since the N900 runs a fully capable mozilla browser
>>> (i.e. fennec) why does it need a suite of Google applications?
>>> Now, if it had the enhanced Google Maps app with voice navigation, that
>>> would be something.
>> onestly... we talk a lot about usability and do you want to compare
>> accessing Gmail from MicroB or accessing it from a native client?
>> Have you tried using Google Maps from N900 browser?! It's more usable
>> from Google Maps for Nokia N73 than from N900 browser....
>> No micro-browser is enough for Google applications, neither N900 one
>> nor iPhone nor Android one.... there's need for a native application
>> to access certain services.
> The "native client" for Google services is.. well.. the browser ?
> :)
> But I get what you mean, Google services like Gmail, Maps, iGoogle etc
> are a bit heavy on the N900
> (but it handles them quite well indeed).
> And the main issue is that it is simply too small.
> But we are talking here about Google services using the desktop
> version of their web pages.
> Google services are accessible also via their own mobile versions
> (mostly developed for iPhone).
> Same goes for Facebook that has a touch version.
> So, I think using the native client the Google services were designed
> for, it's the best way to go.
> This doesn't apply to Google services like Latitude, where a nice
> small daemon that updates it would be nice on the N900.
> It would suck less battery and I won't have to run a full fledged
> browser with the geolocation plugin just to have it updated.

Well I was mostly thinking about Google Goggles or the Barcode
Scanner, basically get to use N900 builtin technology like camera to
do exactly that.

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