Location, Critical Error Occured! LogPay Charge&Fuel app

Continuing the discussion from Feedback for v1.12.3 - Post #177:

In your post @dexic you have attributed the error to GPS, which seems a reasonable assumption. It is above my pay grade to fully explain the long log in your image however I have an observation.

I see:


JavaLangNullPointerException: Listener must not be null at … (similar)

Checking out

https://developers.google.com/android/reference/com/google/android/gms/maps/LocationSource [1]

public interface LocationSource

Defines an interface for providing location data, typically to a GoogleMap object.

Further down the page if listener is null this will cause IllegalArgumentException as seen in your Critical Error notice.

So, if I read this right, it would seem that this app effectively requires official Google.

However, quoting again from [1], the app developers would seem to have the chance to remedy this:

A GoogleMap object has a built-in location provider for its my-location layer, but it can be replaced with another one that implements this interface.

Like … GPS coordinates should work. I am not certain of this but, my understanding / guess is that “failing to find GPS” or any provided alternative to Google would not cause IllegalArgumentException.

Developer contact is seen at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.digitalchargingsolutions.vwfs.chargeandfuel&hl=en&gl=US

website https://www.chargeandfuel.vwfs.com/
email chargeandfuel@logpay.de

I hope you feel it worthwhile to send the log to the devs.

  • (Is it possible you can get a test based copy of the log here, then perhaps someone will correct me if I jumped to wrong conclusions?)