In our widget development project I ran into an issue which I'd like to share here. We have a widget supporting the home screen view option and we have been running our widget on N97 Mini purchased for a couple of weeks earlier (not sure about the firmware version). The widget utilises the location API in order to get the current location of the device. When I open the installed widget on the home screen using the 'Add content' option, I am prompted to allow the widget to use the phone data and the location query works as expected. However, when I open the widget via the 'Applications' menu option, the device does not prompt me to accept the phone data access, thus the location query always fails.
I found the 'RouteWidget' project in these forums, installed the widget from the package and faced a similar problem.
Has anyone else noticed this issue? Is there a proper workaround to get the device to present the authorisation dialog even when not utilising the home screen option?