Android Location-Based Apps

In this course we cover the wide range of location capabilities of the Android platform including determining user location, power management, translating location data into human-readable street addresses, and much more.
Course info
Rating
(110)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Mar 11, 2013
Duration
3h 33m
Table of contents
Android Location Basics
Android Location Providers
Android Location Management and Threading
Controlling Android Location Frequency
Human-Readable Location Information
Description
Course info
Rating
(110)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Mar 11, 2013
Duration
3h 33m
Description

Virtually all Android devices now include the ability to determine the user’s location. The overwhelming majority of apps can benefit from incorporating location information as knowing a user’s location allows your app to better personalize the user experience. In this course we cover the wide range of location capabilities of the Android platform including the different ways to determine the user’s location, the performance and power usage implications of different location strategies, how to translate the raw location coordinates into meaningful street addresses, and much more.

About the author
About the author

Jim Wilson is president of JW Hedgehog, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in solutions for the Android, iOS, and Microsoft platforms. Jim has over 30 years of software engineering experience, with the past 15 years heavily focused on creating mobile device and location-based solutions.

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