Current GPS Location Android Studio Tutorial

It is necessary to find current GPS location android studio latitude longitude programmatically when you are developing location-based applications.

For example, if you want to find restaurants near by you, you need your current location latitude and longitude. In current GPS location android example tutorial, you will learn to get current latitude and longitude of Android device.

We will use Google’s FusedLocationAPI for getting current location latitude longitude. Following is the output of current GPS location android example tutorial programmatically:

 

How to get maximum benefit from Current GPS Location Android tutorial

To get most of this current GPS location android studio example, follow  these steps:
  • We strongly recommend you to download the source code and then run in your android studio.
  • If you have a working code already in your hand, then you will quickly grasp all the words in the tutorials.
  • Working code in the android studio will allow you to easily understand the project structure and where to put required images, files, resources and where to create new files.
  • When you are going through the whole example, implement it in your demo and then also check in working source code how it is implemented.
  • The tutorial is theory and source code is practical, and in the end, you need to have right practical so learn it from theory as well as practical.

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Step 1.  Create a new project in Android Studio.

Step 2. In build.gradle(Module:app) file put this:

Step 3.  Implement necessary interfaces

Step 4. Declare instances:

Step 5.  Put following in onCreate() method:

Step 6. Override necessary methods.

Step 7.  Last but not least, put required permissions in AndroidManifest.xml:

If you are targeting marshmallow and after versions (targetSdkVersion >=23) then you have to check for run-time permissions.

You can learn about this topic here at our separate example.

Now full source code:

AndroidManifest.xml

build.gradle(Module:app)

activity_main.xml

MainActivity.java

In above class, there is a method

This method is used to check whether location service is on or off in your phone. If off, then it will pop up one dialog, which will take the user to settings to enable location service.

Kotlin Version

Java Version of this tutorial is present at : Current Location Android Kotlin

How to get exact Android example while searching in Google

When you search for any Android example in Google, always add “Android Studio programmatically” at the end of your query.

Why add studio?

If you search with the query “Facebook login in Android” then Google will also show you examples which are developed with Eclipse. Examples made with Eclipse are useless because it is officially deprecated.

Put studio in your query, and it becomes “Facebook login in Android Studio.

Why add programmatically

If your query is “Scan barcode in Android” then Google will show you some app URLs to play store which helps the user to scan the barcode.

Google doesn’t know that you are looking for source code to implement scan in Android.

Now if your query is “Scan barcode in Android Studio programmatically” then google will show you examples which are developed with android studio and will also remove app URLs of play store.

Thus adding Android Studio programmatically will save your lot of time in searching right tutorial.
That’s all for getting current GPS location android tutorial. Now if you run this demo, you will get output latitude and longitude as shown in the video.

 

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