The package provides two means of acquiring location data. So it only works outside far from any obstacles.
The description of location service a simple app to indicate the gps coordinates of your location.
Location service for android. This becomes possible with the help of google play services which facilitates adding location awareness to your app with automated location tracking geofencing and activity recognition. Entry point to the location settings enabler dialog apis. The location apis available in google play services facilitate adding location awareness to your app with automated location tracking geofencing and activity recognition.
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Android emergency location service els is a supplemental service that sends enhanced location directly from android handsets to emergency services when an emergency call is placed. It provides powerful high level framework by automating location provider choice and power. Today els works on over 99 of active android devices running android os version 4 1 jelly bean and above.
For making a connection with location api which is provided in the google play services library we need to create an instance of googleapiclient. Google location services api is a part of goole play services and it is built on top of android s apis. Android location apis make it easy for you to build location aware applications without needing to focus on the details of the underlying location technology.
The google api client provides a common entry point to all the google play services and manages the network connection between the user s device and each google service. The main entry point for location services integration. These services allow applications to obtain periodic updates of the device s geographical location.
You get furthermore the altitude above sea level and the accuracy of the signal this application uses satellite based gps. The package android location has been available since android was first introduced and it gives us access to location services. If android emergency location service els works in your country and on your mobile network and you haven t turned off els your phone will automatically send its location using els.