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Topic # 72768 2-Dec-2010 12:10 Send private message

Hi All

I have a HTC Trophy phone - and the compass seems odd. I want to know if it's just my phone, or all phones.

Basically, I've downloaded a compass app and I expect that when I turn the phone, the compass would respond and change direction accordingly. Similarly in the Maps application I would expect the map to turn as I turn - but it doesn't.

Does anybody else have this experience, or is it just me?

Cheers...

Craig

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  Reply # 412062 2-Dec-2010 13:16 Send private message

Compass API is not enabled yet in wp7. Developers don't have access to it.

and for bing maps to work, change your browser and phone's regional settings to USA.






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  Reply # 412066 2-Dec-2010 13:27 Send private message

billgates: Compass API is not enabled yet in wp7. Developers don't have access to it.

and for bing maps to work, change your browser and phone's regional settings to USA.



Hi Bill...

I had heard that the compass API didn't work - though I was surprised that there was a compass app.

I have changed my regional settings and the maps work (in that I can get directions, etc.) but the map doesn't rotate as I change direction. Are you saying it should (though I would guess this is reliant on the compass API as well).

Craig



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  Reply # 412067 2-Dec-2010 13:30 Send private message

Ah, I think I've found the answer:

http://www.electronista.com/articles/10/06/16/wp7.not.shipping.with.gyroscope.support/

So nothing doing at the moment.

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