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From "Joe Bowser (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Resolved] (CB-3023) Geolocation API does not work on Motorola Xoom tablet (and perhaps/probably other devices)
Date Fri, 12 Apr 2013 00:09:16 GMT

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Joe Bowser resolved CB-3023.
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    Resolution: Won't Fix

The issue tracker isn't a support forum.  By default we rely on the built-in browser geolocation
API, which is developed in your case by Google and Motorola.  We have our own implementation
that can also be used if you look at our mobile-spec repository.

https://git-wip-us.apache.org/repos/asf?p=cordova-mobile-spec.git;a=summary
https://github.com/apache/cordova-mobile-spec

However, even our own implementation is limited both by the W3C specification, as well as
the device itself.  If you wish, you can try this work-around, but depending on your device,
YMMV.
                
> Geolocation API does not work on Motorola Xoom tablet (and perhaps/probably other devices)
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: CB-3023
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CB-3023
>             Project: Apache Cordova
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: Android
>    Affects Versions: 2.3.0, 2.4.0, 2.5.0
>         Environment: Mac OS X 10.8.3, Eclipse 4.2.1, Cordova 2.5.0, Motorola Xoom tablet
running Android v4.1.2
>            Reporter: Jack Piccininni
>            Assignee: Joe Bowser
>            Priority: Minor
>              Labels: Geolocation, Xoom,
>
> In a nutshell: the Geolocation API does not work on the Xoom tablet. The "success" callback
never gets called after getCurrentPosition() or watchPosition().
> More details... Neither the:
> - navigator.geolocation.getCurrentPosition(onSuccess, onError, { maximumAge: 2000, timeout:
5000, enableHighAccuracy: true }) nor
> - navigator.geolocation.watchPosition(onSuccess, onError, { maximumAge: 2000, timeout:
5000, enableHighAccuracy: true })
> methods result in the "onSuccess" callback being called.
> Without the optional options ("{ maximumAge: 2000, timeout: 5000, enableHighAccuracy:
true }") included in the methods, the "onError" callback never (unless the default timeout
is several minutes, if there is a default) gets called either. With the options included,
it does, and the timeout error (error.message = "Timeout expired") is generated. Only the
onError callback gets called, never the onSuccess callback, when running on the Xoom.
> Tested on other devices (Droid3 and iPhone) and these methods work (though watchPosition
is slow on Droid3, another bug). Manifest and inspection of permissions look correct. Xoom
is able to show its location using other apps like Google Maps.

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