Bug 7479 - Compass calibration is starting when using Geolocator
Summary: Compass calibration is starting when using Geolocator
Status: RESOLVED FIXED
Alias: None
Product: Mobile API (Preview)
Classification: Xamarin
Component: Xamarin.iOS ()
Version: Preview
Hardware: PC Mac OS
: --- enhancement
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Eric Maupin
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Reported: 2012-09-26 14:45 UTC by Alex P
Modified: 2012-10-12 15:01 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Alex P 2012-09-26 14:45:00 UTC
I'm trying to use the Geolocator class in the Mobile Api to get the user location, it's working fine on Android but on iOS, the compass calibration overlay is displayed.  Is there a way to deactivate that ?  

Thanks,

Alex
Comment 1 Eric Maupin 2012-09-26 14:48:42 UTC
This is because the Geolocation API additionally gives you direction (the compass, which needs calibration). We need to add an API to allows you to specify no direction or remove it altogether.
Comment 2 Alex P 2012-09-26 14:50:41 UTC
Do you have an ETA for when this will be available ?  It seems to be a pretty common scenario.

Any workaround possible ?  Even if it's ugly...
Comment 3 Alex P 2012-09-28 06:52:27 UTC
Can you let me know if I can expect an update soon ? I need to decide today if I re-write a class or I wait for the update.

Thanks!
Comment 4 Eric Maupin 2012-10-12 15:01:32 UTC
0.5.1 was released with new overloads and defaults to solve this.