I am building a navigation app for Android which mainly act as a compass. To achieve this, I use the DeviceMotion API from ‘expo-sensors’ in order to get the user’s device orientation relative to the north.
My problem is : Users without a compass in their device can download the app. Without this sensor, the app simply doesn’t work. I guess I could make the app check if there is a compass available with
Magnetometer.isAvailableAsync() and display something in that case, but I’d prefer the app not to be available in the PlayStore for users without a compass.
When I upload my
.aab bundle to the Google Play console and inspect the bundle here is what I see :
android.hardware.sensor.compass is missing.
Because I am in managed workflow, I can not edit the AndroidManifest.xml myself and add the line :
<uses-feature android:name="android.hardware.sensor.compass" android:required="true" />
Is there a way to declare the use of this feature ?
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