11-28-2012 01:08 AM
Are Location Services expected to be working on the Dev Alpha with WebWorks?
I have the following in my config.xml
<rim:permissions> <rim:permit>access_location_services</rim:permit> </rim:permissions>
onSuccess, geolocationError, options);
Everything works fine in Ripple, but when I run on the Dev Alpha, geolocationError get's called and the error message is "User denied Geolocation".
My app is signed, and after loading and launching, I was given the prompt to authorize Location for the app, which can be confirmed in the Security -> Application Permissions screen. The overall Location Services is also enabled under Location Services in Global Settings.
11-28-2012 11:23 PM
Although it doesnt help you much I can at least confirm that the dev simulator gives me the exact same location error as you are getting. I have the same <rimermit> settings as you and according to the documentation that should be enough to open permissions. I dont have a BB10 phone handy so I wont know until later in the day if it is just a simulator issue or if it will be a phone issue as well. At least for now I believe you are running into a simulator issue. Ill update when I find out more
11-29-2012 12:42 AM - edited 11-29-2012 12:47 AM
I just got news from a co-worker with a BB10 phone that. location info is denied on the phone as well. I had him check the settings for the application (pemission enabled) and I had him check Location Services (enabled) .
Sorry not a solution, but it is one more data point.
One would think that the permissions functionality has been tested by BB (???) so we must be doing something wrong (??) however, if there is more to do to get location information its certainly not documented anywhere.
Let me know if you find anything out...
11-29-2012 12:49 AM
I just upgraded my Dev Alpha to the new 10.0.9.1103 release, and repackaged my app with the 126.96.36.199 WebWorks release. Now I get error 2 instead, Location Manager offline.
11-29-2012 01:22 PM
Hi there, can you please confirm that Location services are turned on in your settings? Settings > Location Services. Also, just as a sanity check, can you ensure that you perform a test with a clear view of the sky? (Just to rule out environmental issues.)
11-29-2012 01:45 PM
I did have the main Location Services enabled, but will test again later today.
I was definitely not in clear sky, but then I would have expected after some time getting PositionError.TIMEOUT and not PositionError.POSITION_UNAVAILABLE which sounds more like it is unable to 'attach; to the location service.
11-29-2012 02:07 PM
11-29-2012 02:11 PM
Thanks. I'll also look at giving my app a try in the Simulator to see if I get any different results.
One thing I noticed with an app I installed on the Dev Alpha is that it requested and got Location and GPS Location privileges, while my app only prompted for Location. I believe that other app is Native or AIR. Is this possibly just a piece of legacy between PlayBook and BB10?
11-29-2012 02:18 PM - edited 11-29-2012 02:19 PM
There may be a difference in how the request is being made, and checking the rimermit documentation, there are two possibilities:
You are using the correct BB10 element that the docs are stating. However, based on this sample:
The author actually used read_geolocation and I have seen that sample work properly. Can you please try subbing in the PlayBook permission in place of the BB10 permission? If this resolves the issue, we'll need to log a bug against WebWorks to accept the appropriate flag.
11-29-2012 03:42 PM
I've switched to read_geolocation and got a prompt for GPS Location on first launch. Attempting to get location now results in the location indicator showing up on the status bar/ribbon on the home screen and no immediate failure but instead a long wait while it tries to get a fix. Now I just need to set a timeout in my PositionOptions.
Thanks for the help. Looks like WebWorks didn't get the memo about the new permission name