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Android Apps and the Compass [duplicate]

asked 2014-01-08 17:41:17 +0300

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updated 2014-07-11 23:34:16 +0300

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Just recently managed to get Stellarium Mobile up and running. Works pretty well, but it does not seem to be able to read the compass so you cannot get live panning of the sky. I have previously noted that NavFree also does not seem to be able to use the compass (so when the car is stationary NavFree has no idea which way you are pointing).

So a feature request: can we please give Android apps the ability to use the Jolla's compass?

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The question has been closed for the following reason "duplicate question" by strongm
close date 2014-01-25 15:38:10.548523

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In some apps compass is working. At least Smart Tools and SKeye are working for me with 1.0.2.5.

hetas ( 2014-01-08 19:49:46 +0300 )edit

This would suggest that there is more than one way to get info from the sensors. And what we need is for all the ways to work.

strongm ( 2014-01-08 20:10:16 +0300 )edit

Google Maps or the Maps program that comes with the phone doesn't seem to use the compass

MMori ( 2014-01-10 15:05:34 +0300 )edit

Application named "GPS Status" also doesn't seem to be able to read the compass.

typo ( 2014-01-19 01:15:05 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-01-25 14:16:19 +0300

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updated 2014-01-25 14:16:31 +0300

Duplicate of : https://together.jolla.com/question/15911/android-navigation-apps-always-oriented-to-the-north/

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As a matter of interest, and before I accept this answer, how is it that this is the duplicate request when it was asked first?

strongm ( 2014-01-25 14:32:52 +0300 )edit

Because the other was answered by an admin, so i think we could close this ;)

jayki ( 2014-01-25 15:06:24 +0300 )edit

<mutter> ;-) OK, closing this one.</mutter>

strongm ( 2014-01-25 15:37:41 +0300 )edit

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