public interface

FusedLocationProviderApi

com.google.android.gms.location.FusedLocationProviderApi

Class Overview

The main entry point for interacting with the fused location provider.

The methods must be used in conjunction with a GoogleApiClient. E.g.


     new GoogleApiClient.Builder(context)
             .addApi(LocationServices.API)
             .addConnectionCallbacks(this)
             .addOnConnectionFailedListener(this)
             .build()
 

Summary

Constants
String KEY_LOCATION_CHANGED Key used for a Bundle extra holding a Location value when a location change is broadcast using a PendingIntent.
String KEY_MOCK_LOCATION Key used for the Bundle extra in Location object holding a boolean indicating whether the location was set using setMockLocation(GoogleApiClient, Location).
Public Methods
abstract Location getLastLocation(GoogleApiClient client)
Returns the best most recent location currently available.
abstract PendingResult<Status> removeLocationUpdates(GoogleApiClient client, LocationListener listener)
Removes all location updates for the given location listener.
abstract PendingResult<Status> removeLocationUpdates(GoogleApiClient client, PendingIntent callbackIntent)
Removes all location updates for the given pending intent.
abstract PendingResult<Status> requestLocationUpdates(GoogleApiClient client, LocationRequest request, LocationListener listener, Looper looper)
Requests location updates with a callback on the specified Looper thread.
abstract PendingResult<Status> requestLocationUpdates(GoogleApiClient client, LocationRequest request, LocationListener listener)
Requests location updates.
abstract PendingResult<Status> requestLocationUpdates(GoogleApiClient client, LocationRequest request, PendingIntent callbackIntent)
Requests location updates with a callback on the specified PendingIntent.
abstract PendingResult<Status> setMockLocation(GoogleApiClient client, Location mockLocation)
Sets the mock location to be used for the location provider.
abstract PendingResult<Status> setMockMode(GoogleApiClient client, boolean isMockMode)
Sets whether or not the location provider is in mock mode.

Constants

public static final String KEY_LOCATION_CHANGED

Key used for a Bundle extra holding a Location value when a location change is broadcast using a PendingIntent.

Constant Value: "com.google.android.location.LOCATION"

public static final String KEY_MOCK_LOCATION

Key used for the Bundle extra in Location object holding a boolean indicating whether the location was set using setMockLocation(GoogleApiClient, Location). If the value is false this extra is not set.

Constant Value: "mockLocation"

Public Methods

public abstract Location getLastLocation (GoogleApiClient client)

Returns the best most recent location currently available.

If a location is not available, which should happen very rarely, null will be returned. The best accuracy available while respecting the location permissions will be returned.

This method provides a simplified way to get location. It is particularly well suited for applications that do not require an accurate location and that do not want to maintain extra logic for location updates.

Parameters
client An existing GoogleApiClient. If not connected null will be returned.

public abstract PendingResult<Status> removeLocationUpdates (GoogleApiClient client, LocationListener listener)

Removes all location updates for the given location listener.

Parameters
client An existing GoogleApiClient. It must be connected at the time of this call, which is normally achieved by calling connect() and waiting for onConnected(Bundle) to be called.
listener The listener to remove.
Returns
  • a PendingResult for the call, check isSuccess() to determine if it was successful.

public abstract PendingResult<Status> removeLocationUpdates (GoogleApiClient client, PendingIntent callbackIntent)

Removes all location updates for the given pending intent.

It is possible for this call to cancel the PendingIntent under some circumstances.

Parameters
client An existing GoogleApiClient. It must be connected at the time of this call, which is normally achieved by calling connect() and waiting for onConnected(Bundle) to be called.
callbackIntent The callback intent to remove.
Returns
  • a PendingResult for the call, check isSuccess() to determine if it was successful.

public abstract PendingResult<Status> requestLocationUpdates (GoogleApiClient client, LocationRequest request, LocationListener listener, Looper looper)

Requests location updates with a callback on the specified Looper thread.

This method is suited for the foreground use cases,more specifically for requesting locations while being connected to GoogleApiClient. For background use cases, the PendingIntent version of the method is recommended, see requestLocationUpdates(GoogleApiClient, LocationRequest, PendingIntent).

Any previous LocationRequests registered on this LocationListener will be replaced.

Callbacks for LocationListener will be made on the specified thread, which must already be a prepared looper thread. For cases where the callback can happen on the calling thread, the variant of this method without a Looper can be used. See requestLocationUpdates(GoogleApiClient, LocationRequest, LocationListener, Looper).

Parameters
client An existing GoogleApiClient. It must be connected at the time of this call, which is normally achieved by calling connect() and waiting for onConnected(Bundle) to be called.
request The location request for the updates.
listener The listener for the location updates.
looper The Looper object whose message queue will be used to implement the callback mechanism, or null to make callbacks on the calling thread.
Returns
  • a PendingResult for the call, check isSuccess() to determine if it was successful.

public abstract PendingResult<Status> requestLocationUpdates (GoogleApiClient client, LocationRequest request, LocationListener listener)

Requests location updates.

This method is suited for the foreground use cases, more specifically for requesting locations while being connected to GoogleApiClient. For background use cases, the PendingIntent version of the method is recommended, see requestLocationUpdates(GoogleApiClient, LocationRequest, PendingIntent).

Any previous LocationRequests registered on this LocationListener will be replaced.

Callbacks for LocationListener will be made on the calling thread, which must already be a prepared looper thread, such as the main thread of the calling Activity. The variant of this method with a Looper is recommended for cases where the callback needs to happen on a specific thread. See requestLocationUpdates(GoogleApiClient, LocationRequest, LocationListener, Looper).

Parameters
client An existing GoogleApiClient. It must be connected at the time of this call, which is normally achieved by calling connect() and waiting for onConnected(Bundle) to be called.
request The location request for the updates.
listener The listener for the location updates.
Returns
  • a PendingResult for the call, check isSuccess() to determine if it was successful.

public abstract PendingResult<Status> requestLocationUpdates (GoogleApiClient client, LocationRequest request, PendingIntent callbackIntent)

Requests location updates with a callback on the specified PendingIntent.

This method is suited for the background use cases, more specifically for receiving location updates, even when the app has been killed by the system. In order to do so, use a PendingIntent for a started service. For foreground use cases, the LocationListener version of the method is recommended, see requestLocationUpdates(GoogleApiClient, LocationRequest, LocationListener).

Any previous LocationRequests registered on this PendingIntent will be replaced.

Location updates are sent with a key of KEY_LOCATION_CHANGED and a Location value on the intent.

Parameters
client An existing GoogleApiClient. It must be connected at the time of this call, which is normally achieved by calling connect() and waiting for onConnected(Bundle) to be called.
request The location request for the updates.
callbackIntent A pending intent to be sent for each location update.
Returns
  • a PendingResult for the call, check isSuccess() to determine if it was successful.

public abstract PendingResult<Status> setMockLocation (GoogleApiClient client, Location mockLocation)

Sets the mock location to be used for the location provider. This location will be used in place of any actual locations from the underlying providers (network or gps).

setMockMode(GoogleApiClient, boolean) must be called and set to true prior to calling this method.

Care should be taken in specifying the timestamps as many applications require them to be monotonically increasing.

Parameters
client An existing GoogleApiClient. It must be connected at the time of this call, which is normally achieved by calling connect() and waiting for onConnected(Bundle) to be called.
mockLocation The mock location. Must have a minimum number of fields set to be considered a valild location, as per documentation in the Location class.
Returns
  • a PendingResult for the call, check isSuccess() to determine if it was successful.
Throws
SecurityException if the ACCESS_MOCK_LOCATION permission is not present or the Settings.Secure.ALLOW_MOCK_LOCATION system setting is not enabled.

public abstract PendingResult<Status> setMockMode (GoogleApiClient client, boolean isMockMode)

Sets whether or not the location provider is in mock mode.

The underlying providers (network and gps) will be stopped (except by direct LocationManager access), and only locations specified in setMockLocation(GoogleApiClient, Location) will be reported. This will effect all location clients connected using the FusedLocationProviderApi, including geofencer clients (i.e. geofences can be triggered based on mock locations).

The client must remain connected in order for mock mode to remain active. If the client dies the system will return to its normal state.

Calls are not nested, and mock mode will be set directly regardless of previous calls.

Parameters
client An existing GoogleApiClient. It must be connected at the time of this call, which is normally achieved by calling connect() and waiting for onConnected(Bundle) to be called.
isMockMode If true the location provider will be set to mock mode. If false it will be returned to its normal state.
Returns
  • a PendingResult for the call, check isSuccess() to determine if it was successful.
Throws
SecurityException if the ACCESS_MOCK_LOCATION permission is not present or the Settings.Secure.ALLOW_MOCK_LOCATION system setting is not enabled.