[maemo-developers] Maemo5 MicroB: javascript API for fullscreen, location, cursor enable?

From: daniel wilms daniel.wilms at nokia.com
Date: Tue Nov 3 09:30:22 EET 2009

have a look at the liblocation API documentation [1]. If it doesn't have 
a GPS fix yet, then it takes other methods into account to calculate 
your position. In the documentation is the accuracy given. Have you used 
a SIM-card in the device?


Cheers Daniel

ext Thomas Waelti wrote:
> Thanks to Nokia for the great input, this works VERY well :-) (!!!)
> I will shortly post an update of maeMaps on tmo including this function.
> Can you explain it to me how it works in terms of accuracy? My first queries only gave me a result in the center of Zurich, over 100 km off my current position. Was that through Google or over the Maemo Geolocation API? (Provider/Cell based?)
> On subsequent tries however, the GPS was active and gave perfect information (gotta round down these 15 decimal places of lat/long a bit :-).
> And what happens if I call getCurrentPosition() using the enableHighAccuracy PositionOption?
> Thanks again!
> Best regards
> -Tom
> [BTW: GPS get really quick and good fixes, even inside my house with closed blinds]-
>> Hi,
>> a little update on this:
>>> The GeoLocation API is in general available in mozilla, but there is no
>>> specific back-end implemented in Maemo yet to use it.
>> There is now a browser extension, which implements the back-end
>> implementation for the GeoLocation API in extras-devel. It is called
>> maemo-geolocation [1]. Feel free to test it [2].
>> [1] http://maemo.org/packages/view/maemo-geolocation/
>> [2] http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/geolocation/
>> Cheers Daniel

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