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Android Location-Based Apps

by Jim Wilson

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.

What you'll learn

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.

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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. He has co-founded multiple software-related startups and has served in a consulting role at several more. After nearly a decade as a Microsoft Device Application Development MVP, Jim now focuses on developing A... more

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