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Not able to get geolocation from nav

Javi_G_
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Hi everyone!

I'm new in this world and I'm facing my first big issue :(

I have created an app from a web with XDK.

It's a simple html with a:

window.location.href

Everything is working fine except one thing.

On the web page, I get the geolocation from the nav with no problems.

However in both apps (iOS and Android) I'm unable to get it.

I wonder if there is a solution apart from installing a GPS plugin.

Thank you a lot :)

I'm learning and enjoying a lot!

Take care!

 

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Anthony_H_Intel
Employee
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Hi Javi-

One of the things that the Cordova Geolocation plugin does is to enable required security permissions related to obtaining the location of the device.  Desktop web browsers do this a little differently - they usually just ask the user if it is ok to share the location with the app, but mobile apps have to include a declaration stating that they will try to obtain location information.  On Android, this type of declaration is called a permission (read more about Android Permissions here).

Here is a short article that shows how to use Intel XDK and the Cordova Geolocation plugin to write a mobile app that can obtain and display the current location of the device.

Tony

 


 

 

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Anthony_H_Intel
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Hi Javi-

One of the things that the Cordova Geolocation plugin does is to enable required security permissions related to obtaining the location of the device.  Desktop web browsers do this a little differently - they usually just ask the user if it is ok to share the location with the app, but mobile apps have to include a declaration stating that they will try to obtain location information.  On Android, this type of declaration is called a permission (read more about Android Permissions here).

Here is a short article that shows how to use Intel XDK and the Cordova Geolocation plugin to write a mobile app that can obtain and display the current location of the device.

Tony

 


 

 

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Javi_G_
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Thank you so much!

 

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