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Creating a Mac Version of OwnTracks #603

ckrey opened this issue Oct 15, 2019 · 2 comments

Creating a Mac Version of OwnTracks #603

ckrey opened this issue Oct 15, 2019 · 2 comments


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@ckrey ckrey commented Oct 15, 2019

The first step is very simple:

  • Found issues:

    • CLLocationManager
      [ ] monitoringDidFailForRegion CLBeaconRegion - no Beacon monitoring
  • Solved/Worked Around issues:

    • CLLocationManager
      [x] maccatalyst does not support CLLocationManager startRangingBeaconsInRegion and other Beacon ranging methods. Excluded
      [x] maccatalyst does support new initializer CLBeaconRegion. Updated
    • UIKit
      [x] maccatalyst does not allow to use UIAlertController without actions (and termiation by dismissViewControllerAnimated). Workaround applied
      [x] maccatalyst MKMapView does not allow to zoom out. Added Zoom Controls
      [x] maccatalyst UITableView does not support left swipe actions. Added Edit/Done Button, another work around is to use 2 fingers to swipe left
      [x] maccatalyst does not support UIApplication statusBarStyle. Excluded
    • Miscellaneous
      [x] maccatalyst bundles have a different structure than in iOS. Need to use NSBundle URLForResource
      [x] SocketRocket needs some #ifdef (about to replace SockeRocket by native Websockets)
      [x] error: Today extensions are not available when building for Mac Catalyst. Ignored
      [x] maccatalyst does fail in CLLocationManager startUpdatingLocation - needs Wifi!
      [x] maccatalyst life cycle is different. Need to re-connect after laptop wakes up from sleep
      [x] export Settings/Waypoints does not work --> not yet implemented in Mac Catalyst
      [x] AVCaptureDevice *captureDevice = [AVCaptureDevice defaultDeviceWithMediaType:AVMediaTypeVideo]; returns nil, internal QR code reading removed
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@jpmens jpmens commented Nov 8, 2019

Fantastic. Tested and working:

  • association with address book
  • location copy to clipboard
  • publish settings
  • publish waypoints

We should remember to document:

  • requires WiFi enabled (cabled-only MBP didn't provide location services here)
@ckrey ckrey changed the title Creating a Mac Version of OwnTracks (WIP) Creating a Mac Version of OwnTracks Nov 19, 2019
@ckrey ckrey added the fixed label Nov 19, 2019

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@ckrey ckrey commented Nov 30, 2019

macOS version available in App Store:

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