Rhosimulator : Simulating GPS Return

Is there an easy way to get Rhosimulator to fake a GPS return value?

@params['known_position'] in the code below is always 0, presumably because Rhosimulator is simulating not having GPS.

I'm assuming this can be changed in a simulator config but I can't seem to find any documentation on how to do that.

  #-----------------------------

  #

  def storelocations   

   

      # check if we know our position  

      if !GeoLocation.known_position?

        # wait till GPS receiver acquire position

        GeoLocation.set_notification( url_for(:action => :geo_callback), "")

        redirect url_for(:action => :wait)

      else

        # show position

        render

      end

  end

 

  #-----------------------------

  #

  def geo_callback

      # navigate to `show_location` page if GPS receiver acquire position 

      if @params['known_position'].to_i != 0 && @params['status'] =='ok'

   

        GeoLocation.set_notification '', '', 2

        WebView.navigate(url_for(:action => :asynchttp))

      end 

  end

Evgeny Vovchenko
GPS simulation is not

GPS simulation is not supported at this moment.

Workaround may be set RhoTimer and call callback method form there with some fake data

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Lobby Jones
Bummer.   If I push to my

Bummer.   If I push to my device the logic flow is different and dumps me to an "undefined" text output.

In the simulator I am basically hitting the code logic that sets a default lat/long (our HQ location) if gps is coming back unknown and the app works fine.    

Guess I need to come up with some creative debugging solutions.  Unfortunately PUTS and the other debugging output techniques don't seem to be working the way I expect.   I can't seem to get ANY sort of logging output other than the built-ins.  My in-app logging is going to the bit bucket or some other undisclosed file location. :/

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Evgeny Vovchenko
If you use rhosimulator log

If you use rhosimulator log should be in rhosimulator folder and in RhoStudio output console

Also check MinSeverity in rhoconfig.txt:

MinSeverity = 1

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Lobby Jones
I tried MinSeverity = 0 even,

I tried MinSeverity = 0 even, no luck.

I see updated log info in the rhosimulator log file (lots of it), but I can never get either of these 2 lines with the asterisk to show up:

  #-----------------------------

  #

  def storelocations   

   

      puts "************* STORELOCATIONS **************"

      app_info "*** STORE LOCATIONS ***"

   

      # check if we know our position  

      if !GeoLocation.known_position?

        # wait till GPS receiver acquire position

        GeoLocation.set_notification( url_for(:action => :geo_callback), "")

        redirect url_for(:action => :wait)

      else

        # show position

        render

      end

  end

I know the function is called (changing the navigate to wait screen will pull up another screen).

I can't seem to get logging to spit out any of my custom "tracing" output.

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