Vitally important for building the best possible mobile app, the Location and Context API allows your Android app behavior to change based on location.
In this course, you’ll learn how to implement this with the Fused Location Provider, which gives you much more than simple GPS. You’ll also learn about Activity recognition, which allows you to tailor your app to what the user is doing. Finally, you’ll learn about Geofencing, and how location services work alongside geofences to allow you to build apps that could be used for augmented reality!
This course is part of the Google Play Services series, which features a variety of different Google APIs. Designed as standalone short courses, you can take any course on its own, or take them all!
If you want to be a professional Android developer, it's essential that you tailor your app to fit your user's location and context in order to built the best possible mobile experience. You will learn these skills in this course, using Google's Location and Context API.
To get the most out of this course, you should have prior experience developing Android apps. If you lack this experience, please take Developing Android Apps prior to enrolling in this one. We also recommend taking Advanced Android App Development if you are interested in publishing your app to the Google Play Store.
To follow along with course activities, you must have access to the latest release of Android Studio, which includes an emulator that you can use for basic testing of your apps. For the best experience, you should use a recent Android device
We share code through GitHub, so you must be familiar with using GitHub to access code. Take our course on Using Git and GitHub if you lack this background.
Overview of Google Play services and an introduction to the goals and structure of this series.
Learn about Location Services and Fused Location Provider, then create an app to get the current location.
Learn about continuous updates to your app, and then extend this to understand different user activities.
Learn about geofencing, how it works, and how to build and monitor them.
Design, then build, your own Android app.