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Canvas App in Teams unable to access location

Hello,

 

I have developed a Canvas Power App, everything is working fine as expected on iOS & Webbrowser. But the app is unable to receive the GPS Location within Teams. The device I'm using is a Windows 10 Tablet with GPS, it's also working when loading the app through the PowerApps Windows Store App.

 

I have used the Team App Studio to modify the Device permissions, uploaded the app to Teams, enabled location sharing within Windows and granted it for this particular app within Teams, but it's still blank. 

 

Any recommendations to get the Location signal within Teams?

 

 

 

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Hi @joshke ,

Do you want to embed an app with location feather in teams?

Do you use desktop app for Microsoft Teams?

If so, I'm afraid it's not supported to use app's location feather in  desktop app for Microsoft Teams.

I've made a similar test and met the same problem as yours.

My app:

two labels, one text is Location.Latitude, another text is Location.Longitude.

It displays correctly in powerapps.

4211.PNG

 If I embed this app in my teams, these two labels will not display correctly.

4212.PNG

 

Please notice that I open all the settings about permission.

 

I also found the Known issues in the desktop app for Microsoft Teams:

  • Apps must load content such as images and .pdf files over a secure (https) connection.
  • Not all sensors, such as Acceleration, Compass, and Location, are supported.
  • Only these audio formats are supported: AAC, H264, OGG Vorbis, and WAV.

You could post your idea about this feather here:

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Ideas/ct-p/PA_Comm_Ideas

 

 

 

Best regards,

 

Community Support Team _ Phoebe Liu
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

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Community Support

Hi @joshke ,

Do you want to embed an app with location feather in teams?

Do you use desktop app for Microsoft Teams?

If so, I'm afraid it's not supported to use app's location feather in  desktop app for Microsoft Teams.

I've made a similar test and met the same problem as yours.

My app:

two labels, one text is Location.Latitude, another text is Location.Longitude.

It displays correctly in powerapps.

4211.PNG

 If I embed this app in my teams, these two labels will not display correctly.

4212.PNG

 

Please notice that I open all the settings about permission.

 

I also found the Known issues in the desktop app for Microsoft Teams:

  • Apps must load content such as images and .pdf files over a secure (https) connection.
  • Not all sensors, such as Acceleration, Compass, and Location, are supported.
  • Only these audio formats are supported: AAC, H264, OGG Vorbis, and WAV.

You could post your idea about this feather here:

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Ideas/ct-p/PA_Comm_Ideas

 

 

 

Best regards,

 

Community Support Team _ Phoebe Liu
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

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Hello,

 

thanks for your quick reply, I found a workaround in the meantime: using the new Edge on Chromium basis to open Teams Webapp and save the webpage as app. Now GPS works fine and hoping for a fix in the next versions.

 

Regards

Johannes

 

Hi @joshke ,

I'm glad that you've found an alternative solution.

Yes, this is a good idea because this feather is not supported in desktop app for Microsoft Teams, but supported in Teams Webapp.

Do you have any other problems?

If not, could you change your issue's status to "Answered"?

Thanks!

 

 

Best regards,

Community Support Team _ Phoebe Liu
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

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