Location and context overview

One of the unique features of mobile applications is location awareness. Mobile users take their devices with them everywhere, and adding location awareness to your app offers users a more contextual experience. The location APIs available in Google Play services facilitate adding location awareness to your app with automated location tracking, geofencing, and activity recognition.

Note: The documentation here uses the Google Play services location APIs over the Android framework APIs (android.location). To setup your app to access these APIs, read Set Up Google Play Services.


Additional resources

To learn more about requesting access to location information in your app, see the following additional resources: