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Background Geolocation Module for iOS & Android


The most sophisticated background location-tracking & geofencing module with battery-conscious motion-detection intelligence for iOS and Android.

The plugin's Philosophy of Operation is to use motion-detection APIs (using accelerometer, gyroscope and magnetometer) to detect when the device is moving and stationary.

  • When the device is detected to be moving, the plugin will automatically start recording a location according to the configured distanceFilter (meters).

  • When the device is detected be stationary, the plugin will automatically turn off location-services to conserve energy.

Also available for React Native, Cordova and NativeScript


The Android module requires purchasing a license. However, it will work for DEBUG builds. It will not work with RELEASE builds without purchasing a license.

(2018) This plugin is supported full-time and field-tested daily since 2013.


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🔷 Installing the Plugin

You will have to install the plugin by manually downloading a Release from this repository. The plugin is not currently submitted to a package manager (eg: jCenter)

Create a folder in the root of your application project, eg: /Libraries and place the extracted background-geolocation folder into it:

eg: 📂 Libraries/background-geolocation-lt

🔷 Setup Guides

🔷 Example

iOS

#import "ViewController.h"
@import TSLocationManager;

@interface ViewController ()

@end

@implementation ViewController

- (void)viewDidLoad {
    [super viewDidLoad];

    // Get a reference to the SDK
    TSLocationManager *bgGeo = [TSLocationManager sharedInstance];
    TSConfig *config = [TSConfig sharedInstance];
    
    // Provide a reference to your viewController.
    bgGeo.viewController = self;
            
    [config updateWithBlock:^(TSConfigBuilder *builder) {
        builder.debug = YES;
        builder.logLevel = tsLogLevelVerbose;
        builder.desiredAccuracy = kCLLocationAccuracyBest;
        builder.distanceFilter = 10;
        builder.stopOnTerminate = NO;
        builder.startOnBoot = YES;
        builder.url = @"http://your.server.com/locations";
    }];
    
    // Listen to events.
    [bgGeo onLocation:^(TSLocation *location) {
        NSLog(@"[location] %@", [location toDictionary]);
    } failure:^(NSError *error) {
        NSLog(@"[location] error %@", @(error.code));
    }];
    
    // Signal #ready to the plugin.
    [bgGeo ready];
    
    if (!config.enabled) {
        // Start tracking immediately (if not already).
        [bgGeo start];
    }
}

Android

package com.your.app;

import com.transistorsoft.locationmanager.adapter.BackgroundGeolocation;

public class MainActivity extends AppCompatActivity {
    private static String TAG = "MyApp";

    @Override
    protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
        super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);
        setContentView(R.layout.activity_main);

        // Get a reference to the SDK
        final BackgroundGeolocation bgGeo = BackgroundGeolocation.getInstance(getApplicationContext(), getIntent());
        final TSConfig config = TSConfig.getInstance(getApplicationContext());

        // Configure the SDK
        config.updateWithBuilder()
                .setDebug(true) // Sound Fx / notifications during development
                .setLogLevel(5) // Verbose logging during development
                .setDesiredAccuracy(LocationRequest.PRIORITY_HIGH_ACCURACY)
                .setDistanceFilter(10F)
                .setStopTimeout(1L)
                .setHeartbeatInterval(60)
                .setStopOnTerminate(false)
                .setForegroundService(true)
                .setStartOnBoot(true)
                .setUrl("http://your.server.com/locations")
                .commit();

        // Listen events
        bgGeo.onLocation(new TSLocationCallback() {
            @Override
            public void onLocation(TSLocation location) {
                Log.i(TAG, "[location] " + location.toJson());
            }
            @Override
            public void onError(Integer code) {
                Log.i(TAG, "[location] ERROR: " + code);
            }
        });

        bgGeo.onMotionChange(new TSLocationCallback() {
            @Override
            public void onLocation(TSLocation tsLocation) {
                Log.i(TAG, "[motionchange] " + tsLocation.toJson());
            }
            @Override
            public void onError(Integer error) {
                Log.i(TAG, "[motionchange] ERROR: " + error);
            }
        });

        bgGeo.onHeartbeat(new TSHeartbeatCallback() {
            @Override
            public void onHeartbeat(HeartbeatEvent heartbeatEvent) {
                Log.i(TAG, "[heartbeat] " + heartbeatEvent.toJson());
            }
        });

        // Finally, signal #ready to the SDK.
        bgGeo.ready(new TSCallback() {
            @Override public void onSuccess() {
                Log.i(TAG, "[ready] success");
                if (!config.getEnabled()) {
                    // Start tracking immediately (if not already).
                    bgGeo.start();
                }
            }
            @Override public void onFailure(String error) {
                Log.i(TAG, "[ready] FAILURE: " + error);
            }
        });
    }
}

🔷 Demo Application

This repo hosts demo apps for both iOS and Android. Start by cloning this repo.

  • iOS

In XCode, open the project at /ios/BackgroundGeolocation/BackgroundGeolocation.xcodeproj and launch the Demo target.

  • Android

In Android Studio, open the project at /android and launch the app target.

License

The MIT License (MIT)

Copyright (c) 2018 Chris Scott, Transistor Software

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

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