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Offline soravis

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Google Maps support?
« on: February 11, 2012, 17:37:08 »
Hi!

   I just started using Locus (Pro), and noticed that Google Maps is missing from the built-in online maps. Now, I started googling like crazy, and also read any manual and forum I could find, and still I'm clueless. There are traces of information regarding there was once support for it, but not anymore. I even found a thread, where Menion asks about google maps API possibilities, but that was almost a year ago. I could understand if it was impossible to use gmaps in a 3rd party app, but AlpineQuest does it, so...
The only satellite map is MapQuest now, and that's not so perfect...
If someone could enlighten me on the current situation, I would be grateful.

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Re: Google Maps support?
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2012, 18:31:51 »
Hello Soravis,
  using of Google maps is allowed only in one condition. Google provide their own API for android for accessing their maps. But this API is not usable for me to implement into Locus. When Locus was just for free, it was possible for me to use their maps ... by use I mean stole. But when I ask for money for payed version, my conscience do not allow me to use stolen maps.

 As I look on AplineQuest and also on many other map application, this is very easy - they stole their maps. That's all ...
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Re: Google Maps support?
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2012, 20:10:20 »
Oh well... As i understand this is not only a moral decision on your half, but a strict copyright issue as well.
Does this mean that other non-free apps use maps illegally?..  That's... risky :D
Thanks for the quick reply!
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Re: Google Maps support?
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2012, 21:40:32 »
yes it's not just moral decision, you're right. Risky ... yes, but as you can see, 95% of apps use these maps illegally and google seems don't case. Unfortunately for me.
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Re: Google Maps support?
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2012, 00:18:26 »
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Oh well... As i understand this is not only a moral decision on your half, but a strict copyright issue as well.

On the Android market, search for Maptweak. If your conscience lets you, install it  ;)
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Re: Google Maps support?
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2013, 00:18:00 »
Hello!
One quick question - I have a free version of Locus. Installed MapTweak and google did not appear.

Is it something wrong with my phone/configuration. Can I be sure that after purchase of Pro version I will have the google maps available?

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Re: Google Maps support?
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2013, 07:38:37 »
I donĀ“t think so, because MapTweak should work for Locus Pro in the same way.
Regards J.