Creating and Monitoring Geofences
Demonstrates how to create and remove geofences using the GeofencingApi. Monitor geofence transitions and creates notifications whenever a device enters or exits a geofence.
Geofencing combines awareness of the user's current location with awareness of nearby features, defined as the user's proximity to locations that may be of interest. To mark a location of interest, you specify its latitude and longitude. To adjust the proximity for the location, you add a radius. The latitude, longitude, and radius define a geofence. You can have multiple active geofences at one time.
Location Services treats a geofences as an area rather than as a points and proximity. This allows it to detect when the user enters or exits a geofence. For each geofence, you can ask Location Services to send you entrance events, exit events, or both. You can also limit the duration of a geofence by specifying an expiration duration in milliseconds. After the geofence expires, Location Services automatically removes it.
To run this sample, location must be enabled.
- Android API Level >v9
- Android Build Tools >v21
- Google Support Repository
This sample uses the Gradle build system. To build this project, use the "gradlew build" command or use "Import Project" in Android Studio.
- Stack Overflow: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/google-play-services
If you've found an error in this sample, please file an issue: https://github.com/googlesamples/android-play-location/issues
Patches are encouraged, and may be submitted according to the instructions in CONTRIBUTING.md.
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