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Software which ask and need gps, video, etc…

Added by Daniel Alsace 11 days ago

Hello,

It was hard to find something good to have nice and decent maps.
On computers, the program offroad has very nice maps, with level curves, type of forest or agricultural land, etc…
With replicant, Zanavi has bugs because of no gps, but it works.

TRIfA, the tox client, has no possibility to make just only audio call! And it crashes.
On the computer, I have the choice between audio and video call!

I am enthousiast to use alternative software, but they don't think about replicant, or just people who don't need or want to make video call!


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RE: Software which ask and need gps, video, etc… - Added by Xan VFR 9 days ago

I useOsMand which I find quite useful. Nevertheless, it uses some non-free services and recent versions require access to SD card (which may solve having to install maps into internal memory) and microphone access (allegedly to record sound notes, but I don't want this app to access mic), so I didn't upgrade it.

I used early versions of Zanavi and it was quite confusing IMHO.

I don't make video calls, so I haven't looked up any app yet.

RE: Software which ask and need gps, video, etc… - Added by Daniel Alsace 6 days ago

I prefer not to use non-free services with replicant, and not to use OsMand.

It's nice to have this project, replicant (even though I really hate android as OS, it's the only real free alternative, and replicant is already less bloated than original android), and for me it's not relevant to use proprietary services, online or not (there is LineageOS for this purpose).

It's not just with Zanavi, but with plenty of software which ask localisation or video! And then crash.

I found aat and location map viewer which works without gps (but not practical to use!). I wonder why mapping software like offroad are so rare in f-droid.

I tested the app fake traveler (and changed in settings to say fake traveler is the fake locator provider), but it seems not really work.

It could be interesting to have some replicant fake video and localisation app (sadly I'm not developper :(

RE: Software which ask and need gps, video, etc… - Added by Kurtis Hanna 5 days ago

Hello Daniel,

We have an experimental build of Replicant 6 that might make audio calls possible on the Tox client. I have never used Tox before, and I wouldn't have anyone I could try to call to test it with if I were to download it, but I do have this experimental build running on one of my devices and it seems fairly stable. You can find the link to the builds here: https://redmine.replicant.us/boards/9/topics/15211?r=15248#message-15248 Please feel free to let us know your experiences with it if you decide to test it out.

In Solidarity,
Kurtis

RE: Software which ask and need gps, video, etc… - Added by Daniel Alsace 4 days ago

Hello,

I must buy an extra phone (samsung s3 i9300) to test it (it's more safe I mean). I found one, I will see, and inform you when I finish to install this experimental build.

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