Don't know if it indicates the altitude, but if your record a GPX file then you'll have the information.
SensorStatus is my best bet if you have a device with an altimeter.
Posts made by AppLee
RE: How to install Qt libraries to test app development
You've already an open thread about this topic.
IIRC Ubuntu Touch uses QT5.7, so check out the QT's documentation for this release.
Newer features have to be ported in order to be used.
Be sure to check UT's developer guide, there is a lot of useful things to know.
And you can ask to join the telegram group.
RE: Clock Redesign Ideas
Slower wheel won't be good IMO, there are 60 possible values and you need to set it precisely and rapidly.
I like how it's done for the timer (moving the minutes hand) but in order to be precise we will need +/- buttons to fine settings.
@CiberSheep do you know what kind of widget (visually) we have in QQC2 ?
I'm still confused with QQC2 and the old framework and probably other things I don't know about
RE: Nexus 5 media player issue
The problem is that the GPU does not work.
So UTmedia uses the CPU to play videos ; your video is probably too high res for the CPU and causes the freezes.
As stated before, a good chance is that it will be solved with the halium port for the Nexus5.
RE: Clock Redesign Ideas
Actually for me timer and chronometer are the same but backward.
Either you count time from 0 and it's a chronometer. Or you set a time and it's a timer with an alarm.
But I get your point.
I think that alarm are not that easy to set ; the wheel turning is not ideal IMHO.
For the timer I agree it's even worse, so I set my timers in advance so I don't loose time every time I want to set a new one.
I set 1, 2, 3, 5 and 10 minutes. And for longer period of time I can take the time because it won't take me more time to set it than to actually wait
I'll try to find an idea for the timer+chrono and if you can come up with a solution for timer+alarm, I'm curious of what it can be.
RE: Clock Redesign Ideas
I thought about something like this
With the bottom-edge page including both "add a new city" and "create a new alarm".
A long swipe down on a city's clock will delete it (I know it's not really UT like but I found it easy to do and to remember).
While swiping down, a trash can replace the clock to indicate what happens.
RE: Icon Library
@c4pp4 I took your idea for a new icon for OSM map server.
I came up with this as a basis what does anyone think about it ?
I had some ideas of how to improve it.
But I'd like some feedback before working on it:
- masking the river only within the black tiles
- maybe changing the background and set the tiles to green
- Putting the fold aligned with one of the fold of the map (vetical line)
RE: Move some apps to a community project organisation
When I read the proposition of Lionel I thought about the most popular fully featured apps.
For me, requirements to get into this kind of repository should be something like:
- UT app (port of existing app to UT, native app)
- Popularity the user base should be large enough to draw developers/designers to contribute
Of course popularity is hard to define, but I agree that some advanced apps should benefit from the visibility given by the foundation to help find people to contribute.
I also agree with @dobey that the separation should be clear between community apps, core apps and the OS.
Problems are who could be in charge of the gitlab, how to manage access rights, etc.
I have very little knowledge of how it can be done.
Meanwhile if a developer cannot continue maintaining their app, the forum is a good place to call for a new maintainer and ask for help to keep a nice project alive.
RE: Boosting privacy and lower free for donations with BTC
Btw, sorry for the typo at the title, when I was about to change it someone flagged my post as spam and now it says I can't edit the post because it's been too long since I posted it.
It wasn't flagged as spam. But as you're a new member of the forum there are more strict rules about posting and editing posts.
You'll get through it soon I guess and you'll be able to edit your posts later.
RE: Video calls in UT
Or maybe you're like me an know almost nothing to JS
What I'm afraid of is the necessary dependencies that the library will bring.
Web techno are out of my league because it moves too fast for my taste.
If you try the adventure, you'll find help here or on Telegram.
RE: Installing UBports on a Nexus 5
Well webapps need maintenance because website change frequently.
So old simple webapps left on the OpenStore are probably not working.
I found simpler to manage my own, after-all it's really easy to do for basic websites.
And I use maintained ones for more advanced use.
RE: USB hotspot very capricious
Actually, to share a file, you need to use the media hub.
Media hub is the feature allowing an app to share something with another app without breaking confinement.
For example when in the gallery app, you can utilize the top-right hamburger menu, select share then a list of app is proposed.
You should have Bluetooth as an option. It will open the Bluetooth share app with the picture you're trying to share.
Then a list of BT devices will become available for you to send the picture to.
RE: De-Googling, binary blobs and other privacy concerns
There are several topics in your question and I'm not an expert so I might get things a bit wrong.
The overall idea is that there are many layers in a phone: hardware, drivers, OS and apps to keep it simple.
As for de-googling, the hardware and drivers are not part of the picture because Google as a company is not responsible for them.
In that aspect Ubuntu Touch is Google free.
But to nuance that, some kernel patches (from Google) in order to use the drivers have to be used in order for UT to work on ported devices.
Considering that, the PinePhone or Librem5 use a mainline kernel so it's not Google dependent.
Blobs from chip manufacturer or closed source drivers can cause another threat, but it can hardly be avoided even with more open solutions. So that is another debate IMHO.
As for the real problem about de-googling it's not about the phone you're using but more about the apps.
Using a de-googled Android phone is almost as good as using UT, but you still require apps within the Google influence and even with alternative solutions you'll be revolving around Google.
My opinion is that in order to break free you have to make sacrifices and choose Google free apps. UT has many google apps, but I don't use them: no google search, no youtube, no gmail, ...
De-googling with just changing your phone and not your apps is like de-petroling by using and hybrid. You're not doing much.
You need to change your habits and break your dependency.
Edit: I realize I answered the older question.
But to answer the following questions, the flow stops when you stop using apps that send your data away.
If you still use Facebook, Gmail, Youtube or similar, the flow will continue.
Same answer for data mining.
Being blob free is always good for FOSS projects because it helps being compatible with a wide range of hardware. Having to deal with binary blobs you (as FOSS project) don't have access to the very expensive support Google can afford.