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Problem with Compass (GPS) in Codea 2

edited April 2014 in Bugs Posts: 36

I tried out the GPS functionality on Codea 2 - mostly it works fine. But I'm having problems with the compass on an iPad 3. This code

displayMode(FULLSCREEN)

function setup()
    location.enable()
end

function draw()
    background(226, 226, 226, 255)
    text(location.speed,WIDTH/2,HEIGHT/2)
    text(location.course,WIDTH/2,HEIGHT/2+300)
    text(location.latitude, WIDTH/2,HEIGHT/2-300)
end

works fine for location.speed and location.latitude but location.course 99.99% of the time returns -1 and once, just once, it returned 131.8.

Any ideas?

Comments

  • Posts: 77

    Yeah, I've noticed that too. For me, location.speed also fails.

  • Posts: 425

    Do speed and course require you to be moving and get an average measurement over time(such as a car journey)

  • Posts: 239

    I get a error for text were it expects a string

  • Posts: 36

    Speed works if you are moving. And it looks like course wasn't designed to access the compass. I really needed the compass.

  • I see there's not yet a fix for location.course. Does anyone have some ideas to help? Thanks

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