Thanks for all the kind words. You're never sure what you've got until you hear it from others. I kind of work in a vacuum up here. No v-rodders around and these winters are a real killer for us motorcycle enthusiasts.
tyson876: Will it fit in the stock cluster location?
It will be Ram mountable... The medium size Ram Aqua box provides a weather proof mounting box which is touch screen compatible. You can pretty much do what ever you want with the the stock gauge (keep it, remove it, whatever). Remember, the device is portable and most likely will be doing multiple duties (your phone, gps, web browsing, etc.). You could mount it permanently if you want but that wasn't my original design intent.
Tie_One_On R U thinking of selling these...?
Well, that's an interesting question... I was thinking of this as more of a DIY. When I get everything finished I'll post up complete instructions about how to build it yourself. I would probably charge some nominal cost for the software application mostly to recoup the cost of my time and maybe to purchase an upgrade to Nokia's new N900
Admittedly I did this as a fun project to keep me involved with the bike over the winter, but if I can make a couple of bucks to fund more bike mods or projects that would be totally cool.
That being said, if there was enough interest I would consider providing fully configured/ready to run systems as some cost. You would just have to supply your handheld device if you want it to run on something you already own.
As for other platforms...
o2man98 iPod Touch version please.
Strange as it sounds, I got my n810 on Thursday. I had never even seen one before. I wrote the entire application on a regular desktop PC. (That's right I have a huge honky PC and monitor out in my garage next to my bike. - not even a laptop for god's sake)
And I got the app running on the n810 in a day or so. I suspect it will be similar with android (I have their SDK). It might be a bit trickier with IPhone... but I'll take a look at that soon.
The current advantage to the n810 is that they are cheap. You can pick one up on ebay for ~ $200.
I've attached a few more pics to whet your appetite.
1) Display in regular tablet mode (i.e. windowed)
2) Configuration screen.
3) The Drag Display. (It's crude but it's coming along)
4) Drag Display after a simulated run.
More to come!