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Time to allow QtPositioning module in the store? [released]

asked 2015-02-04 20:04:24 +0300

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updated 2015-02-06 11:25:32 +0300

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If I understand correctly, in update 10 jolla started to fully support Qt 5.2. From that thread I read that QtPositioning module will be accessible for developers when its API will be stable, so in Qt 5.2, however allowed_qmlimports.conf shows that it is still not allowed in store. Is there is any reasons not to do that?

P.S. I searched but I can't find is QtLocation became stable or not in newest Qt updates?

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The question has been closed for the following reason "released in a software update" by raketti
close date 2015-05-12 20:52:59.900118



I am developping native sport tracker and I can say the posioning API works nicely. I didn't know it is still banned in the store, good to know there may be no users :-(

Michal Turek ( 2015-02-04 20:33:04 +0300 )edit

Michal, no worries, u can always submit your app to Openrepos if the Harbour policy restrictions prevent it to be made available in Store ;)

foss4ever ( 2015-02-04 21:03:20 +0300 )edit

I just don't get it why Jolla is being so strict. I as a developer will undertsand that it's not rhe phone or OS being bad if an app is not working properly.

rooster13 ( 2015-02-04 22:07:33 +0300 )edit

If you want to hear my qualified opinion after waiting for this for 14+ months:



I think there are really no more excuses to making the official application store useless by plainly disallowing GPS using applications.

MartinK ( 2015-02-05 01:05:22 +0300 )edit

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answered 2015-02-05 11:18:32 +0300

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updated 2015-02-05 11:19:27 +0300

Yes there we said it would come with Qt 5.2. Unfortunately was thp a little precipitate and things don't go always as planned. Sorry.

As we already tried to explain in several IRC community meetings:

The problem with QtPositioning is that it is bound to HERE APIs (Nokias map/location/position service), the usage of HERE APIs is bound to a license agreement. So now we have to ensure that we allow its usage in a license conform way, and unfortunately this takes its time. Since lawyers and developers often don't speak the same language :) and we want to be sure we do it right. Otherwise its consequences might not be pleasant for all of us.

I hope this explains the current situation. BTW the same problem applies also to QtLocation, besides that it's not stable yet.

And no I currently have no ETA when that will happen.

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So I guess you will have to disable location for Android applications as there is no way in hell any of them complies with some obscure HERE API license ? ;-)

MartinK ( 2015-02-05 11:24:20 +0300 )edit

How can something as basic as gps positioning be bound to a license .. whow..

teun ( 2015-02-05 21:09:09 +0300 )edit

Exactly how can basic GPS positioning have anything to do with HERE APIs ?

onion ( 2015-02-17 12:58:47 +0300 )edit

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