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Location Sensor

Adding a Location Sensor to your app

To add a Location Sensor to your app:
  1. 1.
    Go to the Blocks tab of your project
  2. 2.
    Find the Sensors drawer of blocks and click on the ⊕ symbol to add a Sensor to your app
  3. 3.
    Select Location Sensor from the menu that pops up
You will see a settings panel where you can set properties of the Location Sensor before clicking Submit.

Properties

Property
Description
Data Type
EnableHighAccuracy
Enables network provider that uses Google Play services to improve location accuracy and location-based services
True/False
Timeout
How long the Lotion Sensor will look for the user's location before quitting, in milliseconds
Number
Maximum Age
How long a previously fetched location will remain valid, in milliseconds
Number

Blocks

Functions

Get Current Location

Properties

Event / Property
Description
Get Current Location
Returns a user's location in latitude and longitude degrees; also includes additional information in a location object including i) estimated location accuracy in meters, ii) altitude in meters, iii) speed in meters/second and iv) heading in degrees

Example

The Location Sensor returns a user's current location in latitude and longitude as well as a location object which includes additional properties like accuracy, altitude, speed and heading (or direction) which you have to retrieve with the object blocks above

Properties

Enable High Accuracy

Maximum Age

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