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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!** * **Google Location Services on Android** [this course] * Google Analytics for Android * App Monetization with Display Advertising * Add Google Maps to your Android App
IntroductionOverview of Google Play services and an introduction to the goals and structure of this series.
Lesson 1 - Getting StartedLearn about Location Services and Fused Location Provider, then create an app to get the current location.
Lesson 2 - Going DeeperLearn about continuous updates to your app, and then extend this to understand different user activities.
Lesson 3 - Advanced Topics: GeofencingLearn about geofencing, how it works, and how to build and monitor them.
Capstone Project (2 Stages)*This project assumes that you have completed Developing Android Apps, Advanced Android App Development and at least one other Google Play Services course, in addition to this course.* Design, then build, your own Android app.
- Laurence Moroney - When he’s not building apps, shooting videos or writing courses in his role as Developer Advocate at Google, Laurence Moroney is usually thinking about them. He has worked in technology advocacy for more years than he can count, for companies such as Mainsoft, Microsoft and more. He cut his teeth as a developer writing systems to run surveillance and security for industries as diverse as casinos, jails and financial services. Laurence is the best-selling author of several books, including the popular ‘Legend of the Locust’ science fiction series, and dozens more on computer programming. He’s the host of the ‘Coffee with a Googler’ show on YouTube, and can be reached at @lmoroney or +LaurenceMoroney.
- Jocelyn Becker - Jocelyn Becker wrote the developer guide for the very first external Google API, the Adwords API, back in 2004, and she's been documenting Google APIs and training developers to use them ever since.
- Magnus Hyttsten - Magnus Hyttsten works as a Developer Advocate at Google. He is an uncompromising software technologist and product marketing fanatic who likes to work in fast-paced environments. Prior to joining Google, he worked for a company in the Telecommunications Industry that he co-founded and worked as CTO for since 2000. He enjoys the datacenter, statically-typed programming languages, evangelizing about technology, and doing things that have not been tried before. Right now, he is extremely passionate about connecting mobile devices with the Cloud.
Google is an American multinational technology company specializing in Internet-related services and products. These include online advertising technologies, search, cloud computing, and software. Most of its profits are derived from AdWords, an online advertising service that places advertising near the list of search results.
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