Mozilla Locations Service on Ubuntu Touch
If you're currently using a UBports image of Ubuntu Touch, you probably noticed, that the Nokia HERE A-GPS service is not available. While we're currently trying to figure out, if it's possible to get HERE for community ports without having to pay a high fee, wouldn't it be way cooler if we had a free and open source A-GPS service like the Mozilla Location Service on Ubuntu Touch? MLS "is an open service which lets devices determine their location based on network infrastructure like Bluetooth beacons, cell towers and WiFi access points". It's already available on Android, so why don't we make it possible on Ubuntu Touch?
There's a bug listed here: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/location-service/+bug/1648077
Here you find some Info on MLS: https://location.services.mozilla.com/
And some more here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mozilla_Location_Service
And even more here: https://wiki.mozilla.org/CloudServices/Location
Check out the bounty on Bountysource: https://www.bountysource.com/issues/39808752-support-for-mozilla-location-service-a-gps
Time for a little update: Sadly, Nokia HERE will not be added to the UT community ports. :(
But no need for feeling down, we still have the option to implement Mozilla Location Service! Again, if you want this and you want it now, you could add some zeros to the number displayed at Bountysource.
We're currently talking to Alan Pope (Community Manager at Canonical, awesome lad) and if we're lucky we will get some smart canonical devs working on that! But we'll see that after the holidays...
Have a good one everyone! :)
novski last edited by
On Anroids Opensource Dist. for Apps. F-Droid i found a different source that includes the Moz Loc Service and many others. Im not the one that can say how mutch sence it makes to implement that but i wanted to let you know that there are more sources for location data arround...
Link to the website of F-Droid Apps: https://fossdroid.com/a/µg-unifiednlp-for-gappsfree-devices.html
ivo_xavier last edited by
@NeoTheThird There're other ways give a bounty without Paypal?
No, you can also pay with Bitcoin.