Android-EasyLocation

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Language
Java
Version
1.0.1 (Dec 5, 2016)
Created
Oct 15, 2016
Updated
Jan 18, 2018
Owner
Akhil Gupta (akhgupta)
Contributors
Akhil Gupta (akhgupta)
akhilgupta-me
efi-mk
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Android-EasyLocation

Getting location updates requires lots of bolierplate code in Android, You need to take care of

  • Google Play services availablity Check, Update Google play Service Dialog
  • Creation of GoogleApiClient and its callbacks connected,disconnected etc.
  • Stopping and releasing resources for location updates
  • Handling Location permission scenarios
  • Checking Location services are On or Off
  • Getting lastknown location is not so easy either
  • Fallback to last known location if not getting location after certain duration

Android-EasyLocation does all this stuff in background, so that you can concentrate on your business logic than handling all above

Getting started

In your build.gradle:

com.google.android.gms:play-services-location dependency also needs to be added like this

x.x.x can be replaced with google play service version your app is using versions information available here

 dependencies {
    compile 'com.akhgupta:android-easylocation:1.0.1'
    compile "com.google.android.gms:play-services-location:x.x.x"
 }

Extend your Activity from EasyLocationAppCompatActivity or EasyLocationActivity:

Create location request according to your needs

LocationRequest locationRequest = new LocationRequest()
        .setPriority(LocationRequest.PRIORITY_BALANCED_POWER_ACCURACY)
        .setInterval(5000)
        .setFastestInterval(5000);

Create EasyLocation request, and set locationRequest created

EasyLocationRequest easyLocationRequest = new EasyLocationRequestBuilder()
        .setLocationRequest(locationRequest)
        .setFallBackToLastLocationTime(3000)
        .build();
}

Request Single location update like this

requestSingleLocationFix(easyLocationRequest);

Or Request Multiple location updates like this

requestLocationUpdates(easyLocationRequest);

You're good to go!, You will get below callbacks now in your activity

    @Override
    public void onLocationPermissionGranted() {
    }

    @Override
    public void onLocationPermissionDenied() {
    }

    @Override
    public void onLocationReceived(Location location) {
    }

    @Override
    public void onLocationProviderEnabled() {
    }

    @Override
    public void onLocationProviderDisabled() {
    }

Additional Options

Specify what messages you want to show to user using EasyLocationRequestBuilder

EasyLocationRequest easyLocationRequest = new EasyLocationRequestBuilder()
.setLocationRequest(locationRequest)
.setLocationPermissionDialogTitle(getString(R.string.location_permission_dialog_title))
.setLocationPermissionDialogMessage(getString(R.string.location_permission_dialog_message))
.setLocationPermissionDialogNegativeButtonText(getString(R.string.not_now))
.setLocationPermissionDialogPositiveButtonText(getString(R.string.yes))
.setLocationSettingsDialogTitle(getString(R.string.location_services_off))
.setLocationSettingsDialogMessage(getString(R.string.open_location_settings))
.setLocationSettingsDialogNegativeButtonText(getString(R.string.not_now))
.setLocationSettingsDialogPositiveButtonText(getString(R.string.yes))
.build();

License

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License");
you may not use this file except in compliance with the License.
You may obtain a copy of the License at

   http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0

Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software
distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS,
WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied.
See the License for the specific language governing permissions and
limitations under the License.