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Android™ Wireless Application Development Volume II: Advanced Topics, Third Edition by Shane Conder, Lauren Darcey

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13. Using Location-Based Services APIs

Whether for safety or for convenience, location-based features on cell phones are mostly standard these days. As such, incorporating location information, navigation, and mapping features into your project can make your application much more robust.

In this chapter, you learn how to leverage location-based services available in the Android SDK. You learn how to determine the location of the device using a particular device hardware provider, such as a built-in Global Positioning Systems (GPS) unit. You also learn how to translate raw location coordinates into descriptive location names—and how to do the reverse. Finally, we explore a couple of different methods for mapping and utilities that work with the ...

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