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From Joseph Balderson <n...@joeflash.ca>
Subject Re: Mobile Apps with Optional GPS Capability
Date Sat, 08 Mar 2014 19:35:03 GMT
Cool, thanks!

So, does that mean that if you release an app with
<uses-feature android:name="android.hardware.location" android:required="false"
/>, the app store will still allow a user with a non-GPS enabled tablet to
download the app?


Joseph Balderson, Flex & Flash Platform Developer :: http://joeflash.ca
Author, Professional Flex 3 :: http://tinyurl.com/proflex3book

Frank Dahmen wrote:
> For android it is the "uses-feature" attribute in the manifest
> http://developer.android.com/guide/topics/manifest/uses-feature-element.html
> Am 08.03.2014 19:44, schrieb Joseph Balderson:
>> I noticed that many times, an app in the Android or iOS app store has GPS
>> features, but they are optional. But because the app "uses" GPS, user
>> with
>> non-GPS-enabled tablets cannot download the app.
>> How do you build an app with optional GPS feature, which activates
>> depending on
>> whether the user has it on their device? More specifically, how do you
>> ensure
>> that users with non-GPS enabled tablets can download the app? Is that
>> something
>> you'd establish at the programming level, or in registering the app
>> with the app
>> store?
>> Thanks,

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