Chapter 3. Building a GPS Locator Application

In this chapter, we will delve deeper into code sharing. We will build a Xamarin.Forms application that integrates native GPS location services and Google Maps APIs. We will cover more content on IoC containers, the Xamarin.Forms.Maps library, and techniques for c-sharp async and background tasks.

Expected knowledge:

  • Web services
  • JSON
  • Google Maps
  • Google Geocoding APIs (it helps to have a Google Developer account)

In this chapter, you will learn the following:

  • Core location and GPS
  • Navigation with Xamarin.Forms
  • Google Maps integration
  • Integrating Google Maps with Xamarin.Forms.Maps
  • Reactive extensions
  • Core location with iOS and the CLLocationManager Library
  • Android and the LocationManager
  • Creating our Windows project ...

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