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Professional Android, 4th Edition by Ian Lake, Reto Meier

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15Location, Contextual Awareness, and Mapping

ADDING LOCATION, MAPS, AND CONTEXTUAL AWARENESS TO YOUR APPLICATIONS

One of the defining features of mobile devices is their portability, so it’s not surprising that some of the most enticing APIs are those that enable you to find, contextualize, and map the user’s physical location, environment, and context. In this chapter you learn how to install and use Google Play services to take advantage of these powerful and efficient APIs.

Location Services enable you to find the device’s current location, and get updates as it changes. You’ll learn how to use the Fused Location Provider ...

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