Get location in Android using Fused Location Provider Api

How to get location in Android : Fused Location Provider Api

How to get location in Android : Fused Location Provider Api

Hi…Today if we see the current application trends then there is huge requirement of tracking or knowing location related activities of user.

Note :

FusedLocationProvider api is deprecated from Google Play services version 11.6.0 release.

You can read it here: https://developers.google.com/android/reference/com/google/android/gms/location/FusedLocationProviderApi

FusedLocationProviderClient is new way to fetch the user current location in terms of latitude and longitude.

For latest demo on FusedLocationProviderClient please check demo on:

https://github.com/askfortricks/FusedLocationProviderClient/

Think of  the scenario (e.g) :

 

1.How to display the custom products to user by based on user’s current location

 

2.Show nearby restaurants ,hospitals.

 

3.Show the user what’s other people is buying near them in e-commerce application and many more.

 

 

And all these uses the users current location to make the magic happen.

So content of post will go like this:

  • Configure the code for Fused Location Provider
  • Fetch current latitude and longitude
  • Refresh interval for updating latitude and longitude
  • Mapping the latitude and longitude using Reverse Geocoding to fetch address details like         pincode,city and other details.

So today we will see one api provided by Google which helps to fetch user’s latitude and longitude and by reverse Geocoding it binds that latitude and longitude to print city name with pincode.

Fused Location Provider Api

is the latest api  released by Google Play Services and thus today in this tutorial we will explore  the sample code to detect the location in Android application using Fused Location Provider Api.

Note: Please run the app in real devices and don’t use in emulators,Update your sdk to have the latest Google Play Services.

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And also this app requires the Google Play Services installed phone.

Finally what we read earlier in this post below is the video which shares more info about the usage of fused location provider api :

You can watch this video :

Advantages:

1.Simple Api Implementation:

Api implementation is very clear and simple as compared to old Location Api.

2. Versatility:

Meets wide range of requirements even those app which requires frequent location updates or accurate location updates.

3.Power Efficient:

Based on all incoming location requests and available sensors,this api chooses the most efficient way to meet those needs.

Main benefit: We do not have to switch to location settings to on the location or GPS ,instead this api will automatically show us the settings screen if it detects that location is not on.

Fused Location Provider

fused location provider

You can get the complete demo on GitHub:
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https://github.com/askfortricks/FusedLocationProvider-Api-Demo

Google had recently updated the Fused Location Provider api with Fused Location Provider Client to just get the location in very few lines of code and with very less overhead involved. Infact  there is one issue related to Google Location fetching which can result into Null Pointer Exception was also solved.

In addition to above repository I am sharing the Fused Location Provider Client which is new addition to already great apis. This new api makes the enhancement in solving one bug in Fused Location Provider api. 

But that’s very basic code to fetch the latitude and longitude(SettingsClient Api also included to check if Location Services is enabled or not).

https://github.com/askfortricks/FusedLocationProviderClient 

In conclusion we can say that Fused Location Provider Client  will be new future and hope this post will guide you in right direction.

Please comment if you like this post and give your suggestions..so we can improve together.

You can visit this link to know more:

developer.android.com/training/location/index.html

Happy Blogging…

 

Ravi Yadav is an Android developer whose passion is to develop Android applications and sharing his work. He loves to post  the tutorials which he created while learning any new latest technology topic.He loves to share about the latest technology happenings and other tricks that will be helpful for readers of Askfortricks.