Now, to build location based services on Android...
Submitted by Gaurav Lochan (@gauravl) on Friday, 10 August 2012
Section: Applications Technical level: Intermediate Session type: Tutorial Status: Submitted
Introduce audience to the location based services in Android, and share some (very reusable) lessons from an app in the marketplace.
- Introduce how android gets location data (GPS, Network, Wifi), and how it exposes it
- What are the trade-offs between the different types of location data
- How to use the location based services effectively in a production quality app
I'll try to keep it interactive and focus on the areas that the audience cares most about.
A basic understanding of geo-location, ie lat/long, etc A basic understanding of Android (or any mobile platform, for that matter)
For this topic: I ran a startup that tried to collect, analyze, and report road traffic info. I built an android app that exercised the Android Location services in different ways, and had to try a bunch of tricks to optimize battery performance.
In general: A technology enthusiast, having worked on many diverse technologies (Networking, Multimedia, Virtualization, Mobile, Location) at companies like VMware, Microsoft, and now at Flipkart.