Android locator updates

 

Knowing your user’s location is useful information in many applications we develop and use today. There are a lot of popular location-based applications out there that are making our lives easier, as well as changing the way that we use these services. An example is the wildly popular application Foursquare, where users who frequent to an establishment and “check in” often win discounts. Uber, which helps you get a ride from your mobile phone at a lower rate than a normal taxi. The list is large and still growing.

In this article, we are going to build a simple Android application to determine the user’s latitude and longitude using Android’s Google Location Services API. When developing Android applications , there are a couple of ways to get the user’s location.

The package “android.location” has been available since Android was first introduced, and it gives us access to location services. These services allow applications to obtain periodic updates of the device’s geographical location.

Android locator updates

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Knowing your user’s location is useful information in many applications we develop and use today. There are a lot of popular location-based applications out there that are making our lives easier, as well as changing the way that we use these services. An example is the wildly popular application Foursquare, where users who frequent to an establishment and “check in” often win discounts. Uber, which helps you get a ride from your mobile phone at a lower rate than a normal taxi. The list is large and still growing.

In this article, we are going to build a simple Android application to determine the user’s latitude and longitude using Android’s Google Location Services API. When developing Android applications , there are a couple of ways to get the user’s location.

The package “android.location” has been available since Android was first introduced, and it gives us access to location services. These services allow applications to obtain periodic updates of the device’s geographical location.

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