Pure maps navigation port



  • @ricardo65 said in Pure maps navigation port:

    a version has already been released having tested and works

    This sounds great but I'm confused, are you saying a click package is available ? If so, where to find it? It's not in the OpenStore nor in the GitHub repo's Releases page. I'm really eager to test this!

    Thanks !



  • Wait a bit. we are fixing few last issues and getting ready for release



  • @rinigus
    Awesome, thanks !



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  • released.



  • @rinigus works like a charm - thanks a lot for bringing this to UT looking forward to offline support
    I know I already asked this abouy the SFOS version a while ago, but will there be any chance you could add the possibility to use alternative vector maps like openandromaps for offline they provide all details I need for hikimg 😉



  • @elastic cheers!

    Re offline: we haven't started yet (except ironing out UBPorts part that will be used for osm scout server) and we may have some issues with UBPorts security model. Although, its early days and I hope all will work out just fine.

    Re additional style: as far as I remember I replied the same before - we have to make the similar style to get the same function. Assuming that they import data from OSM. So, style and import scripts will have to adjusted. Its not a trivial work, but doable and would be great to get help with these aspects of the work.



  • @rinigus
    Thanks! I installed it soon after your post, did have some difficulty to download it (maybe too many people trying to D/L at once 😄 ). As detailed in the OpenStore description, I'll make sure to register a MapBox API key before really starting using it. BTW I have not seen any such request for the desktop flatpak package?

    I really like Pure Maps' UI, it's very clean and intuitive and the maps are crisp.



  • Nexus 5 edge, I just get a black screen when I start the app 😞

    I don't know if there is any kind of logs that could help



  • @Aurze turns out rebooting the device fixed the issues. You can just ignore me.



  • Hi! good work indeed!! i like the success story of this port, could be an example to follow for other apps!

    only unexpected issue so far for me: I couldn't copypaste the map box key , which is kind of tricky considering the size of the key itself;)



  • Re issues with key pasting: turned out that UT doesn't support copy&paste in regular QQC2 text fields. The issue was solved by switching over to the text field provided by Ubuntu Components. This will be fine in the next release, so you may wait for that as well with the key, I think.

    Why not on Flathub: Number of users is expected to be smaller at Flathub. With Sailfish users, I observed that we were getting close to the limits - hence the request for them as well. As for UBPorts, the key is provided by the packager and he will monitor the situation. Note that it is shared commodity and it would help if the active users do register and use their own key. Note that the blessing for such registration has been given by Mapbox when I contacted them at the end of 2018.

    PS: If I start getting issues with larger user base on Flathub, the same note will be added there as well



  • @rinigus Thanks for taking the time to get this ported over rinigus! I didn't expect it to happen so fast! Thanks to Jonnius and others who assisted as well!



  • @rinigus, have you tried contacting Mapbox directly? The services that we've used for things like weather data in Ubuntu Touch have been extremely generous since we're a community project. There's a link to contact Mapbox's community team here: https://www.mapbox.com/community/impact-2018/



  • @Aurze It seems like this is an issue in the edge channel. Probably related to the location service prompt. As you mentioned, rebooting usually solves the issue.



  • Minor issues, the name of the street in navigation mode only take one row. on my Nexus 5 I see "Boulvard bon..." which is missing most part of the acctual name making it hard to use sometime.



  • Re Mapbox contact: I have contacted sales and have sometimes contacts with development team. Sales was the one that proposed current solution. Didn't get in touch with community team, maybe should.

    Re street name: That's by design. Otherwise it will be covering too much of the screen. There is going to be redesign of navigation screens and interactions, I am planning to do it relatively soon. Plan is to move speed and some other data around, adjust helper screens and such (few issues have been filed on topic and design discussed at TMO among Sailfish users few months ago).

    Whether I should scale street name to fit - that's hard to say. In few places it may lead to excessive amount of chars as well. But I do see your issue :). Let's pick it up when the navigation design will be adjusted.



  • @rinigus You are a good communicator.
    Thank you.



  • Love the approach. It works really well so far. Searching using UK postcodes appears temperamentall at best. It's easy enough to work around but would be good not to have to work around.


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