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Android Location-Based Apps

Course Summary

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 e


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    Course Syllabus

    ● Android Location Basics
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ Accessing the location system
        ◦ Location providers and security
        ◦ Handling location information
        ◦ Demo: Handling location information
        ◦ Receiving location updates
        ◦ Demo: Receiving location updates
        ◦ Getting a single location value
        ◦ Demo: Getting a single location value
        ◦ Summary
    ● Android Location Providers
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ Providers and provider characteristics
        ◦ Selecting providers by behavior
        ◦ Demo: Selecting providers by behavior
        ◦ Provider availability and influences
        ◦ Demo: Provider availability and influences - Part 1
        ◦ Demo: Provider availability and influences - Part 2
        ◦ Enabling location-related features
        ◦ Demo: Enabling location-related features
        ◦ Accessing underlying GPS information
        ◦ The Passive location provider
        ◦ Demo: The Passive location provider
        ◦ Summary
    ● Android Location Management and Threading
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ Moving location off main thread
        ◦ Demo: Moving location off main thread
        ◦ Updating UI from location thread
        ◦ Demo: Updating UI from location thread
        ◦ Background location tracking
        ◦ Demo: Background location tracking
        ◦ Summary
    ● Controlling Android Location Frequency
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ Reducing frequency of location updates
        ◦ Ways to receive location updates
        ◦ Location and PendingIntents
        ◦ Implementing location with PendingIntents
        ◦ Demo: Implementing location with PendingIntents
        ◦ When to avoid location with PendingIntents
        ◦ Proximity alerts
        ◦ Summary
    ● Human-Readable Location Information
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ Location Information - computers vs. people
        ◦ Geocoder class
        ◦ Demo: Geocoder class
        ◦ How Geocoder class works
        ◦ Using Geocoder in a UI friendly manner
        ◦ Demo: Using Geocoder in a UI friendly manner
        ◦ Summary

     


Course Fee:
USD 29

Course Type:

Self-Study

Course Status:

Active

Workload:

1 - 4 hours / week

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