Bug 6720 - Problems with location - position freezing to some value, does not get search for a fix after long time without GPS singal
Summary: Problems with location - position freezing to some value, does not get search...
Alias: None
Product: Mobile API (Preview)
Classification: Xamarin
Component: Windows Phone ()
Version: Preview
Hardware: PC Windows
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Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bill Holmes
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-08-28 08:00 UTC by Michal Dobrodenka
Modified: 2017-05-25 01:28 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Is this bug a regression?: ---
Last known good build:

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Description Michal Dobrodenka 2012-08-28 08:00:35 UTC
I've experienced 2 unexpected behavior:

1. Position sometimes freezes to some value and does not change

2. After a longer time without GPS coverage, does not get GPS fix when possible, still reporting that no position available.

Only on WP7.

My init:

            if (!this.geolocator.IsListening)
                this.geolocator.StartListening(100, 0);
Comment 1 Eric Maupin 2012-10-05 13:43:47 UTC
Are you listening for position errors? Geolocator automatically stops listening when an error is raised.

Comment 2 Michal Dobrodenka 2012-10-09 10:22:51 UTC
You are right, Im not listening for errors.

Thank you very much, hope it will fix this problem.
Comment 3 Eric Maupin 2012-12-11 21:28:22 UTC
Did this solve your issue?
Comment 4 Michal Dobrodenka 2012-12-12 02:26:28 UTC

I found a way how to reproduce this behavior for Android.

1. Subscribe for location changes.
2. Got GPS fix, everything works great
3. Lost GPS, in garage - no location changes event fired, last value, with speed & etc is last known.

Tested on Android 2.2, 2.3, 4.

Yes, I'm listening for position errors, the same code works on WP7 correctly now.
Comment 5 Michal Dobrodenka 2013-03-14 07:15:32 UTC
Due to bug mentioned in my '2012-12-12 02:26:28 EST" comment, I had to rewrite Android location code to native a get rid of Xamarin.Mobile in Android version of app.

This is also known bug when working with location on Android below 4.1 - when GPS is lost, no new location changed events are fired. So I had to add watchdog - if there are no position updates in 3 seconds, GPS is lost.
Comment 6 ReneButler 2017-02-10 15:14:56 UTC
I think you have typical working mode on your iphone and with off-line mode on I can't get my gps position from maps, iphone programming or navigon iphone programming either. What is more, when I have wifi turned off and the 3g I still can get a gps bolt so maybe you require a substantial telephone motion with a specific end goal to get a gps bolt??

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Comment 7 Matthew Leibowitz 2017-05-25 01:28:09 UTC
Closing this issue as it is quite old (2012-2013) and I think it was resolved.

> Are you listening for position errors?
> Geolocator automatically stops listening when an error is raised.

Also, this is WP7 which is technically not supported by MS anymore. And, I would also like to point out that the Mobile API is being deprecated in favor of various plugins (which have the equivalent/same API):
 - Contacts: https://www.nuget.org/packages/Xam.Plugin.Contacts
 - Geolocator: https://www.nuget.org/packages/Xam.Plugin.Geolocator
 - Media: https://www.nuget.org/packages/Xam.Plugin.Media

This plugin model has several advantages:
 - Each plugin is independent, and can be updated as such
 - It is no longer an all-or-nothing package
 - Plugins can be mixed/replaced with other plugins that offer similar features

If you have any more issues with the Geolocator, please open a bug on GitHub:

Thanks for using the Mobile API, and we hope that the new plugin model will enable you to produce even better mobile apps.