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One of the most fascinating features provided by a phone is GPS functionality (at least for me it is). I never realized that interacting with GPS functionality is so easy until I worked with it. This article is a way to help people realize the same. This article is targeted to a  beginner who wants to implement GPS functionality and work with Google Maps API as well.

In this article, we will create a very simple application called GPSLocator . GPSLocator gets the Latitude and Longitude information from GPS and displays the exact (or nearest, at times) location in Google Maps.

Explaining an application, specially developing an application is a complex task. We will try to break it down into multiple steps to make it easy to swallow. We will try to complete one step at a time and move towards our final application. So, let's get started.

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One of the unique features of mobile applications is location awareness. Mobile users bring their devices with them everywhere, and adding location awareness to your app offers users a more contextual experience.

The location data available to an Android device includes the current location of the device — pinpointed using a combination of technologies — the direction and method of movement, and whether the device has moved across a predefined geographical boundary, or geofence. Depending upon the needs of your application, you can choose between several ways of working with location data:

If your app needs to access the user's location, you must request permission by adding the relevant Android location permission to your app.

One of the most fascinating features provided by a phone is GPS functionality (at least for me it is). I never realized that interacting with GPS functionality is so easy until I worked with it. This article is a way to help people realize the same. This article is targeted to a  beginner who wants to implement GPS functionality and work with Google Maps API as well.

In this article, we will create a very simple application called GPSLocator . GPSLocator gets the Latitude and Longitude information from GPS and displays the exact (or nearest, at times) location in Google Maps.

Explaining an application, specially developing an application is a complex task. We will try to break it down into multiple steps to make it easy to swallow. We will try to complete one step at a time and move towards our final application. So, let's get started.

Android device owners that use location-related services and apps a lot, and would like to track and access their own location for a change , can do so on Google Maps by going to location history.

One reddit thread discusses how Android device users can view their location history “minute-by-minute” by going to this Google Maps URL: maps.google.com/locationhistory . There, you can browse location history by day, which should show up on a map, assuming that you have location services enabled on your device.

Because Google does the actual tracking of your location, you’d have to agree to Google monitoring that data for you in order for the service to work. Otherwise, you’ll get a blank map, as shown below: