B4A Library FusedLocationProviderGMS (Latest)

This is a new FusedLocationProviderGMS library that is based on the latest version of Google Mobile Services (GMS). Unlike the old version of the FusedLocationProvider library, this version uses the FusedLocationProviderClient class in place of the deprecated FusedLocationProvider class. The FusedLocationProviderClient class is based on asynchronous methods, while the old version uses synchronized methods that are deprecated.

The principle of using the library is very similar to the older version, and the difference is that the result for each request to read the current location or the last known location is asynchronous and when the procedure is finished, the defined event will be fired. If you need a synchronized method, use the WaitFor command.

It is also necessary to add the following line to the manifest to be able to use GMS FusedLocation:
Add to Manifest:
AddApplicationText(<meta-data android:name="com.google.android.gms.version" android:value="@integer/google_play_services_version" />)

DOCUMENTATION:
FusedLocationProviderGMS
Author:
Ivica Golubovic
Version: 1.2
  • FusedLocationProviderClient
    • Events:
      • LocationAvailabilityChanged (Available As Boolean)
      • LocationAvailabilityRequestCompleted (Available As Boolean)
      • LocationChanged (mLocation As LocationF)
      • LocationEnabledInSettingsChanged (Enabled As Boolean)
      • LocationRequestCompleted (Result As LocationResult)
    • Functions:
      • FlushLocations
        Flushes any locations currently being batched.
      • GetCurrentLocation (Priority As Int) As Int
        Returns a single location fix representing the best estimate of the current location of the device. This may return a cached location if a recent enough location fix exists, or may compute a fresh location. If unable to retrieve a current location fix, null will be returned.
        Priority - Priority used to obtain location.
        This method is asynchronous. When the process is complete, an event "LocationRequestCompleted" will be triggered.
      • GetCurrentLocation2 (DurationMillis As Long, Granularity As Int, Priority As Int, MaxUpdateAgeMillis As Long) As Int
        Returns a single location fix representing the best estimate of the current location of the device. This may return a historical location if a recent enough location fix exists, or may compute a fresh location. If unable to retrieve a current location fix, null will be returned.
        DurationMillis - Sets the duration in milliseconds of the location request used to derive the current location if no historical location satisfies the current location request. If this duration expires with no location, the current location request will return a null location. The current location request may fail and return a null location after a shorter duration, but never a longer duration. The default value is LocationRequest_Constants.MAX_VALUE.
        Granularity - Sets the Granularity of locations returned for this request. This controls whether fine or coarse locations may be returned.
        Priority - Sets the Priority of the location request used to derive the current location if no historical location satisfies the current location request.
        MaxUpdateAgeMillis - Sets the maximum age of any location returned for this request. A value of 0 indicates that only freshly derived locations will be returned, and no historical locations will ever be returned. A value LocationRequest_Constants.MAX_VALUE represents an effectively unbounded maximum age.
        This method is asynchronous. When the process is complete, an event "LocationRequestCompleted" will be triggered.
      • GetLastLocation As Int
        Returns the most recent historical location currently available. Will return null if no historical location is available. The historical location may be of an arbitrary age, so clients should check how old the location is to see if it suits their purposes.
        This method is asynchronous. When the process is complete, an event "LocationRequestCompleted" will be triggered.
      • GetLastLocation2 (Granularity As Int, MaxUpdateAgeMillis As Long) As Int
        Returns the most recent historical location currently available according to the given request. Will return null if no matching historical location is available.
        Granularity - The Granularity of locations returned for this request. This controls whether fine or coarse locations may be returned.
        MaxUpdateAgeMillis - The maximum age of any location returned for this request. A value of LocationRequest_Constants.MAX_VALUE represents an effectively unbounded maximum age.
        This method is asynchronous. When the process is complete, an event "LocationRequestCompleted" will be triggered.
      • GetLocationAvailability
        Returns true if the device location is generally available.
        This method is asynchronous. When the process is complete, an event "LocationAvailabilityRequestCompleted" will be triggered.
      • Initialize (EventName As String) As FusedLocationProviderClient
      • IsInitialized As Boolean
      • RemoveLocationUpdates
        Removes all location updates and stops listener for the future locations updates.
      • RequestLocationUpdates (Request As LocationRequest)
        Requests location updates with the given request.
        Use RemoveLocationUpdates to stop location updates once no longer needed.
      • SetMockLocation (mLocation As LocationF) As FusedLocationProviderClient
        Sets the mock location of the Fused Location Provider.
      • SetMockMode (MockMode As Boolean) As FusedLocationProviderClient
        Sets whether or not the Fused Location Provider is in mock mode.
    • Properties:
      • IsLocationEnabledInSettings As Boolean [read only]
        Check if Location is enabled in device's settings.
      • LocationSettingsIntent As Intent [read only]
        Returns the intent that is used to show the global locations settings.
  • Granularity
    • Fields:
      • GRANULARITY_COARSE As Int
        The desired location granularity is always coarse, regardless of the client permission level. The client will be delivered coarse locations while it has the Manifest.permission.ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION or Manifest.permission.ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION permission, and no location if it lacks either.
        Constant Value: 1
      • GRANULARITY_FINE As Int
        The desired location granularity is always fine, regardless of the client permission level. The client will be delivered fine locations while it has the Manifest.permission.ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION, and no location if it lacks that permission.
        Constant Value: 2
      • GRANULARITY_PERMISSION_LEVEL As Int
        The desired location granularity should correspond to the client permission level. The client will be delivered fine locations while it has the Manifest.permission.ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION permission, coarse locations while it has only the Manifest.permission.ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION permission, and no location if it lacks either.
        Constant Value: 0
  • LocationF
    • Functions:
      • BearingTo (Dest As LocationF) As Float
        Returns the approximate initial bearing in degrees east of true north when traveling along the shortest path between this location and the given location. The shortest path is defined using the WGS84 ellipsoid. Locations that are (nearly) antipodal may produce meaningless results.
      • DistanceTo (Dest As LocationF) As Float
        Returns the approximate distance in meters between this location and the given location. Distance is defined using the WGS84 ellipsoid.
      • HasAccuracy As Boolean
        Returns true if this location has a horizontal accuracy, false otherwise.
      • HasAltitude As Boolean
        Returns true if this location has an altitude, false otherwise.
      • HasBearing As Boolean
        True if this location has a bearing, false otherwise.
      • HasBearingAccuracy As Boolean
        Returns true if this location has a bearing accuracy, false otherwise.
      • HasSpeed As Boolean
        True if this location has a speed, false otherwise.
      • HasSpeedAccuracy As Boolean
        Returns true if this location has a speed accuracy, false otherwise.
      • HasVerticalAccuracy As Boolean
        Returns true if this location has a vertical accuracy, false otherwise.
      • Initialize As LocationF
      • Initialize2 (mLocationF As LocationF) As LocationF
      • IsInitialized As Boolean
      • Reset
        Sets the provider to null, removes all optional fields, and sets the values of all other fields to zero.
      • ToString As String
    • Properties:
      • Accuracy As Float
        Gets or sets the horizontal accuracy in meters of this location.
      • Altitude As Double
        Gets or sets the altitude of this location in meters above the WGS84 reference ellipsoid.
      • Bearing As Float
        Gets or sets the bearing at the time of this location, in degrees. The given bearing will be converted into the range (0, 360).
      • BearingAccuracyDegrees As Float
        Gets or sets the bearing accuracy in degrees of this location. Bearing accuracy in degrees Value is 0.0 or greater.
      • Latitude As Double
        Gets or set the latitude of this location.
      • Longitude As Double
        Gets or sets the longitude of this location.
      • Provider As String
        Gets or sets the name of the provider associated with this location
      • Speed As Float
        Gets or sets the speed at the time of this location, in meters per second.
      • SpeedAccuracyMetersPerSecond As Float
        Set the speed accuracy of this location in meters per second.
      • Time As Long
        Gets or sets the Unix epoch time of this location fix, in milliseconds since the start of the Unix epoch (00:00:00 January 1 1970 UTC).
      • VerticalAccuracyMeters As Float
        Gets or sets the altitude accuracy of this location in meters.
  • LocationF
    • Fields:
      • FORMAT_DEGREES As Int
        Constant used to specify formatting of a latitude or longitude in the form "[+-]DDD.DDDDD" where D indicates degrees.
        Constant Value: 0
      • FORMAT_MINUTES As Int
        Constant used to specify formatting of a latitude or longitude in the form "[+-]DDD:MM.MMMMM" where D indicates degrees and M indicates minutes of arc (1 minute = 1/60th of a degree).
        Constant Value: 1
      • FORMAT_SECONDS As Int
        Constant used to specify formatting of a latitude or longitude in the form "DDD:MM:SS.SSSSS" where D indicates degrees, M indicates minutes of arc, and S indicates seconds of arc (1 minute = 1/60th of a degree, 1 second = 1/3600th of a degree).
        Constant Value: 2
    • Functions:
      • ConvertToDouble (Coordinate As String) As Double
        Converts a String in one of the formats described by FORMAT_DEGREES, FORMAT_MINUTES, or FORMAT_SECONDS into a double.
      • ConvertToString (Coordinate As Double, OutputType As Int) As String
        Converts a latitude/longitude coordinate to a String representation. The outputType must be one of FORMAT_DEGREES, FORMAT_MINUTES, or FORMAT_SECONDS. The coordinate must be a number between -180.0 and 180.0, inclusive. This conversion is performed in a method that is dependent on the default locale.
      • DistanceBetween (startLatitude As Double, startLongitude As Double, endLatitude As Double, endLongitude As Double) As Float()
        Computes the approximate distance in meters between two locations, and optionally the initial and final bearings of the shortest path between them. Distance and bearing are defined using the WGS84 ellipsoid and stored in result().
        The computed distance is stored in results(0). If results has length 2 or greater, the initial bearing is stored in results(1). If results has length 3 or greater, the final bearing is stored in results(2).
  • LocationRequest
    • Functions:
      • Equals (mObject As Object) As Boolean
      • GetDurationMillis As Long
        The duration of this request. A location request will not receive any locations after it has expired, and will be removed shortly thereafter. A value of LocationRequest_Constants.MAX_VALUE_FLOAT implies an infinite duration.
      • GetGranularity As Int
        The Granularity of locations returned for this request. This controls whether fine or coarse locations may be returned.
      • GetIntervalMillis As Long
        The desired interval of location updates. Location updates may arrive faster than this interval (but no faster than specified by getMinUpdateIntervalMillis()) or slower than this interval (if the request is being throttled for example).
      • GetMaxUpdateAgeMillis As Long
        The maximum age of an initial historical location delivered for this request. A value of 0 indicates that no initial historical location will be delivered, only freshly derived locations. A value LocationRequest_Constants.MAX_VALUE_FLOAT represents an effectively unbounded maximum age.
      • GetMaxUpdateDelayMillis As Long
        The longest a location update may be delayed. This parameter controls location batching behavior. If this is set to a value at least 2x larger than the interval specified by getIntervalMillis(), then a device may (but is not required to) save power by delivering locations in batches. If clients do not require immediate delivery, consider setting this value as high as is reasonable to allow for additional power savings.
        For example, if a request is made with a 2s interval and a 10s maximum update delay, this implies that the device may choose to deliver batches of 5 locations every 10s (where each location should represent a point in time ~2s after the previous).
        Support for batching may vary by device type, so simply allowing batching via this parameter does not imply a client will receive batched results on all devices.
        FusedLocationProviderClient.flushLocations() may be used to flush locations that have been batched, but not delivered yet.
      • GetMaxUpdates As Int
        The maximum number of updates delivered to this request. A location request will not receive any locations after the maximum number of updates has been reached, and will be removed shortly thereafter. A value of LocationRequest_Constants.MAX_VALUE_INT implies an unlimited number of updates.
      • GetMinUpdateDistanceMeters As Float
        The minimum distance required between consecutive location updates. If a derived location update is not at least the specified distance away from the previous location update delivered to the client, it will not be delivered. This may also allow additional power savings under some circumstances.
      • GetMinUpdateIntervalMillis As Long
        The fastest allowed interval of location updates. Location updates may arrive faster than the desired interval (getIntervalMillis()), but will never arrive faster than specified here. FLP APIs make some allowance for jitter with the minimum update interval, so clients need not worry about location updates that arrive a couple milliseconds too early being rejected.
      • GetPriority As Int
        The Priority of the location request.
      • GetWaitForAccurateLocation As Boolean
        If this request is Priority.PRIORITY_HIGH_ACCURACY, this will delay delivery of initial low accuracy locations for a small amount of time in case a high accuracy location can be delivered instead.
      • Initialize (IntervalMillis As Long) As LocationRequest
        Constructs a LocationRequest with the given interval, and default values for all other fields.
      • Initialize2 (Priority As Int, IntervalMillis As Long) As LocationRequest
        Constructs a LocationRequest with the given priority and interval, and default values for all other fields.
      • Initialize3 (Request As LocationRequest) As LocationRequest
        Constructs a LocationRequest with values copied from the given LocationRequest.
      • IsBatched As Boolean
        True if this request allows batching (i.e. getMaxUpdateDelayMillis() is at least 2x getIntervalMillis()).
      • IsInitialized As Boolean
      • IsPassive As Boolean
        True if the priority is Priority.PRIORITY_PASSIVE.
      • SetDurationMillis (DurationMillis As Long) As LocationRequest
        Sets the duration of this request. A location request will not receive any locations after it has expired, and will be removed shortly thereafter. A value of LocationRequest_Constants.MAX_VALUE implies an infinite duration.
        The default value is LocationRequest_Constants.MAX_VALUE (unlimited).
      • SetGranularity (Granularity As Int) As LocationRequest
        Sets the Granularity of locations returned for this request. This controls whether fine or coarse locations may be returned.
        The default value is Granularity.GRANULARITY_PERMISSION_LEVEL.
      • SetIntervalMillis (IntervalMillis As Long) As LocationRequest
        Sets the desired interval of location updates. Location updates may arrive faster than this interval (but no faster than specified by SetMinUpdateIntervalMillis(Long)) or slower than this interval (if the request is being throttled for example).
      • SetMaxUpdateAgeMillis (MaxUpdateAgeMillis As Long) As LocationRequest
        Sets the maximum age of an initial historical location delivered for this request. A value of 0 indicates that no initial historical location will be delivered, only freshly derived locations. A value LocationRequest_Constants.MAX_VALUE represents an effectively unbounded maximum age.
        This may be set to the special value LocationRequest_Constants.IMPLICIT_MAX_UPDATE_AGE in which case the maximum update age will always be the same as the interval.
        The default value is LocationRequest_Constants.IMPLICIT_MAX_UPDATE_AGE.
      • SetMaxUpdateDelayMillis (MaxUpdateDelayMillis As Long) As LocationRequest
        Sets the longest a location update may be delayed. This parameter controls location batching behavior. If this is set to a value at least 2x larger than the interval specified by setIntervalMillis(long), then a device may (but is not required to) save power by delivering locations in batches. If clients do not require immediate delivery, consider setting this value as high as is reasonable to allow for additional power savings. When the LocationRequest is built, the maximum update delay will be set to the max of the provided maximum update delay and the interval. This normalizes requests without batching to have the maximum update delay equal to the interval.
        For example, if a request is made with a 2s interval and a 10s maximum update delay, this implies that the device may choose to deliver batches of 5 locations every 10s (where each location in a batch represents a point in time ~2s after the previous).
        Support for batching may vary by device hardware, so simply allowing batching via this parameter does not imply a client will receive batched results on all devices.
        FusedLocationProviderClient.FlushLocations() may be used to flush locations that have been batched, but not delivered yet.
        The default value is 0.
      • SetMaxUpdates (MaxUpdates As Int) As LocationRequest
        Sets the maximum number of updates delivered to this request. A location request will not receive any locations after the maximum number of updates has been reached, and will be removed shortly thereafter. A value of Integer.MAX_VALUE implies an unlimited number of updates.
        The default value is Integer.MAX_VALUE.
      • SetMinUpdateDistanceMeters (MinUpdateDistanceMeters As Float) As LocationRequest
        Sets the minimum distance required between consecutive location updates. If a derived location update is not at least the specified distance away from the previous location update delivered to the client, it will not be delivered. This may also allow additional power savings under some circumstances.
        The default value is 0.
      • SetMinUpdateIntervalMillis (MinUpdateIntervalMillis As Long) As LocationRequest
        Sets the fastest allowed interval of location updates. Location updates may arrive faster than the desired interval (setIntervalMillis(long)), but will never arrive faster than specified here.
        This may be set to the special value LocationRequest_Constants.IMPLICIT_MIN_UPDATE_INTERVAL in which case the minimum update interval will be the same as the interval. FusedLocationProviderClient APIs make some allowance for jitter with the minimum update interval, so clients need not worry about location updates that arrive a couple milliseconds too early being rejected.
        The default value is LocationRequest_Constants.IMPLICIT_MIN_UPDATE_INTERVAL.
      • SetPriority (Priority As Int) As LocationRequest
        Sets the Priority of the location request.
        The default value is Priority.PRIORITY_BALANCED_POWER_ACCURACY.
      • SetWaitForAccurateLocation (WaitForAccurateLocation As Boolean) As LocationRequest
        If set to true and this request is Priority.PRIORITY_HIGH_ACCURACY, this will delay delivery of initial low accuracy locations for a small amount of time in case a high accuracy location can be delivered instead.
        The default value is true.
      • ToString As String
  • LocationRequest
    • Fields:
      • IMPLICIT_MAX_UPDATE_AGE As Long
        Represents a maximum update age that is the same as the interval.
        Constant Value: -1
      • IMPLICIT_MIN_UPDATE_INTERVAL As Long
        Represents a minimum update interval that is the same as the interval.
        Constant Value: -1
      • MAX_VALUE_FLOAT As Long
        A constant holding the maximum value a long can have.
      • MAX_VALUE_INT As Int
        A constant holding the maximum value an int can have.
  • LocationResult
    • Properties:
      • ErrorMessage As String [read only]
      • Location As LocationF [read only]
      • ResponseID As Int [read only]
      • Status As Int [read only]
      • StatusString As String [read only]
  • LocationResult
    • Fields:
      • STATUS_CANCELED As Int
      • STATUS_FAILED As Int
      • STATUS_SUCCESSFUL As Int
  • Priority
    • Fields:
      • PRIORITY_BALANCED_POWER_ACCURACY As Int
        Requests a tradeoff that is balanced between location accuracy and power usage.
        Constant Value: 102
      • PRIORITY_HIGH_ACCURACY As Int
        Requests a tradeoff that favors highly accurate locations at the possible expense of additional power usage.
        Constant Value: 100
      • PRIORITY_LOW_POWER As Int
        Requests a tradeoff that favors low power usage at the possible expense of location accuracy.
        Constant Value: 104
      • PRIORITY_PASSIVE As Int
        Ensures that no extra power will be used to derive locations. This enforces that the request will act as a passive listener that will only receive "free" locations calculated on behalf of other clients, and no locations will be calculated on behalf of only this request.
        Constant Value: 105

FusedExample:
Sub Class_Globals
    Private Root As B4XView
    Private Fused As FusedLocationProviderClient
    Private rp As RuntimePermissions
End Sub

Public Sub Initialize
    B4XPages.GetManager.LogEvents = True
End Sub

'This event will be called once, before the page becomes visible.
Private Sub B4XPage_Created (Root1 As B4XView)
    Root = Root1
    Root.LoadLayout("MainPage")
  
    'Requesting Location's runtime permissions
    rp.CheckAndRequest(rp.PERMISSION_ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION)
    Wait For B4XPage_PermissionResult (Permission As String, Result As Boolean)
    If Result=False Then
        ExitApplication
    End If
    rp.CheckAndRequest(rp.PERMISSION_ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION)
    Wait For B4XPage_PermissionResult (Permission As String, Result As Boolean)
    If Result=False Then
        ExitApplication
    End If
  
    'Initialize FusedLocationProviderClient
    Fused.Initialize("FusedLocation")
End Sub

Private Sub btnStartFused_Click
    DefineFused
End Sub

Private Sub DefineFused
    If Fused.IsLocationEnabledInSettings Then
        Fused.GetLocationAvailability
        Wait For FusedLocation_LocationAvailabilityRequestCompleted (Available As Boolean)
        Log("LocationAvailable=" & Available)
        If Available Then
            Fused.GetLastLocation
            Wait For FusedLocation_LocationRequestCompleted (Result As LocationResult)
            If Result.Status=LocationResult.STATUS_SUCCESSFUL Then
                If Result.Location.IsInitialized Then
                    Dim LastLocation As LocationF = Result.Location
                    Log("LastLocation Latitude = " & LastLocation.Latitude)
                    Log("LastLocation Longitude = " & LastLocation.Longitude)
                    'Do whatever you want with other LocatioF properties and methods
                Else
                    Log("Unknown last location")
                End If
            End If
        End If
  
        'Initiate FusedLocation's LocationRequest which will allow events to be fired and it will continue to work in background
        Dim LocationRequest1 As LocationRequest
        LocationRequest1.Initialize(1000) 'Refresh interval is 1000 miliseconds
        LocationRequest1.SetMinUpdateIntervalMillis(100) 'Minimum refresh interval is 100 miliseconds
        LocationRequest1.SetPriority(Priority.PRIORITY_HIGH_ACCURACY) 'Request high accuracy location
        LocationRequest1.SetMinUpdateDistanceMeters(0) 'Minimum distance in meters to fire location change event (0 is default)
        LocationRequest1.SetGranularity(Granularity.GRANULARITY_FINE)
        Fused.RequestLocationUpdates(LocationRequest1) 'Set location request to FusedLocationProviderClient and start FusedLocation
    Else
        MsgboxAsync("Location is turned off in devices's settings. Turn it on.","Warning")
        StartActivity(Fused.LocationSettingsIntent)
    End If
End Sub

Private Sub btnFusedStop_Click
    Fused.RemoveLocationUpdates ' This will stop FusedLocation to work and events will not be fired anymore. It will stop FusedLocation to work in background. You can start it again anytime you want
End Sub

Private Sub btnGetCurrentLocation_Click
    Fused.GetCurrentLocation(Priority.PRIORITY_HIGH_ACCURACY)
    Wait For FusedLocation_LocationRequestCompleted (Result As LocationResult)
    If Result.Status=LocationResult.STATUS_SUCCESSFUL Then
        If Result.Location.IsInitialized Then
            MsgboxAsync("Your current location is:" & CRLF & "Latitude=" & Result.Location.Latitude & CRLF & "Longitude=" & Result.Location.Longitude,"Current Location")
        End If
    End If
End Sub

Private Sub Msgbox_Result (Result As Int)
    Log("Msgbox_Result")
End Sub

Private Sub btnGetLastKnownLocation_Click
    Fused.GetLastLocation
    Wait For FusedLocation_LocationRequestCompleted (Result As LocationResult)
    If Result.Status=LocationResult.STATUS_SUCCESSFUL Then
        If Result.Location.IsInitialized Then
            MsgboxAsync("Your last known location is:" & CRLF & "Latitude=" & Result.Location.Latitude & CRLF & "Longitude=" & Result.Location.Longitude,"Current Location")
        End If
    End If
End Sub

Private Sub FusedLocation_LocationAvailabilityChanged (Available As Boolean)
    'This event will be fired when location availability is changed
    'For example on signal lost or when location is turned off.
    Log("LocationAvailabile = " & Available)
End Sub

Private Sub FusedLocation_LocationChanged (mLocation As LocationF)
    'This event will be fired anytime your actual location is changed and if it meets the criteria of the defined LocationRequest
    Log("Lat=" & mLocation.Latitude & CRLF & "Lng=" & mLocation.Longitude)
End Sub

Private Sub FusedLocation_LocationEnabledInSettingsChanged (Enabled As Boolean)
    'This event will be fired if user turn off or turn on Location in device's settings
    Log("LocationEnabled = " & Enabled)
    If Enabled=False Then
        StartActivity(Fused.LocationSettingsIntent)
    End If
End Sub

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Last edited:

brunnlechner

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Licensed User
Longtime User
Hello,
thanks for the libary.
When I add the library to my project I get problems with external storage, do you have an explanation how this is possible?
If I uncheck FusedLocationProvid, external storage works perfectly.

Thanks very much
Franz

Error External Storage and FusedLocationProviderGMS library:
content://com.android.externalstorage.documents/tree/primary%3AGps%20(1)
Error occurred on line: 149 (ExternalStorage)
java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: androidx$documentfile$provider$DocumentFile
    at anywheresoftware.b4j.object.JavaObject.getCorrectClassName(JavaObject.java:289)
    at anywheresoftware.b4j.object.JavaObject.InitializeStatic(JavaObject.java:75)
    at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Native Method)
    at anywheresoftware.b4a.shell.Shell.runMethod(Shell.java:732)
    at anywheresoftware.b4a.shell.Shell.raiseEventImpl(Shell.java:348)
    at anywheresoftware.b4a.shell.Shell.raiseEvent(Shell.java:255)
    at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Native Method)
    at anywheresoftware.b4a.ShellBA.raiseEvent2(ShellBA.java:157)
    at anywheresoftware.b4a.BA.raiseEvent(BA.java:201)
    at anywheresoftware.b4j.object.JavaObject$1.invoke(JavaObject.java:238)
    at java.lang.reflect.Proxy.invoke(Proxy.java:1006)
    at $Proxy2.ResultArrived(Unknown Source)
    at anywheresoftware.b4a.BA$4.run(BA.java:593)
    at anywheresoftware.b4a.BA.setActivityPaused(BA.java:467)
    at brunnlechner.gps.zeiterfassung.main$ResumeMessage.run(main.java:319)
    at android.os.Handler.handleCallback(Handler.java:938)
    at android.os.Handler.dispatchMessage(Handler.java:99)
    at android.os.Looper.loopOnce(Looper.java:201)
    at android.os.Looper.loop(Looper.java:288)
    at android.app.ActivityThread.main(ActivityThread.java:7839)
 
Last edited:

Ivica Golubovic

Active Member
Licensed User
Hello,
thanks for the libary.
When I add the library to my project I get problems with external storage, do you have an explanation how this is possible?
If I uncheck FusedLocationProvid, external storage works perfectly.

Thanks very much
Franz

Error External Storage and FusedLocationProviderGMS library:
content://com.android.externalstorage.documents/tree/primary%3AGps%20(1)
Error occurred on line: 149 (ExternalStorage)
java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: androidx$documentfile$provider$DocumentFile
    at anywheresoftware.b4j.object.JavaObject.getCorrectClassName(JavaObject.java:289)
    at anywheresoftware.b4j.object.JavaObject.InitializeStatic(JavaObject.java:75)
    at brunnlechner.gps.zeiterfassung.externalstorage._getpickeddir(externalstorage.java:445)
    at brunnlechner.gps.zeiterfassung.externalstorage._setpickeddir(externalstorage.java:518)
    at brunnlechner.gps.zeiterfassung.externalstorage._ion_event(externalstorage.java:500)
    at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Native Method)
    at anywheresoftware.b4a.shell.Shell.runMethod(Shell.java:732)
    at anywheresoftware.b4a.shell.Shell.raiseEventImpl(Shell.java:348)
    at anywheresoftware.b4a.shell.Shell.raiseEvent(Shell.java:255)
    at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Native Method)
    at anywheresoftware.b4a.ShellBA.raiseEvent2(ShellBA.java:157)
    at anywheresoftware.b4a.BA.raiseEvent(BA.java:201)
    at anywheresoftware.b4j.object.JavaObject$1.invoke(JavaObject.java:238)
    at java.lang.reflect.Proxy.invoke(Proxy.java:1006)
    at $Proxy2.ResultArrived(Unknown Source)
    at anywheresoftware.b4a.BA$4.run(BA.java:593)
    at anywheresoftware.b4a.BA.setActivityPaused(BA.java:467)
    at brunnlechner.gps.zeiterfassung.main$ResumeMessage.run(main.java:319)
    at android.os.Handler.handleCallback(Handler.java:938)
    at android.os.Handler.dispatchMessage(Handler.java:99)
    at android.os.Looper.loopOnce(Looper.java:201)
    at android.os.Looper.loop(Looper.java:288)
    at android.app.ActivityThread.main(ActivityThread.java:7839)
Error:
java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: androidx$documentfile$provider$DocumentFile

From the line above it appears that a certain class from the androidx package is missing. I can't be sure why this happens when FusedLocation is activated. The FusedLocation library (wrapper) uses com.google.android.gms:play-services-location and does not use the AndroidX package (at least not directly in wrapper). Therefore, there is no close connection between the FusedLocation library and ExternaStorage, that is, the FusedLocation library does not use ExternalStorage in its work.

If you are able, it would be good if you could send me an example project so that I could try to find the connection between these two libraries.
 

amorosik

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Does position reading using the FusedLocationProviderGMS library work even if the smartphone has the GPS service turned off?
 

carlos7000

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Hello,

I wrote this code, and it wasn't difficult to make it work. However, even though it functions, I'm unsure if I did it correctly.

I have several doubts that I can't currently resolve on my own since I don't have B4A installed on this computer.

My doubts are as follows:

  1. Can I place this code in a Service? If so, how would I do it?
  2. Is it okay to place the DefineFused function in Activity_Resume? Or from where should I call the function?
  3. When the application goes into pause, should it be paused? Is it necessary to do so?
I appreciate any help you can provide to clarify these doubts.

Regards,


B4X:
#Region  Project Attributes
    #ApplicationLabel: GpsGsm Test
    #VersionCode: 1
    #VersionName:
    'SupportedOrientations possible values: unspecified, landscape or portrait.
    #SupportedOrientations: unspecified
    #CanInstallToExternalStorage: False
    #BridgeLogger: True
#End Region

#Region  Activity Attributes
    #FullScreen: False
    #IncludeTitle: True
#End Region

Sub Process_Globals
    'These global variables will be declared once when the application starts.
    'These variables can be accessed from all modules.
    Private xui As XUI
    
    Dim Fused As FusedLocationProviderClient
End Sub

Sub Globals
    'These global variables will be redeclared each time the activity is created.
    
    Dim A1 As LocationF
    
    Private LabelDistancia As Label
    Private LabelLat As Label
    Private LabelLon As Label
    Private LabelBearing As Label
    Private LabelBearingTo As Label
    Private LabelBearingAccuracyDegrees As Label
    Private LabelProvider As Label
End Sub

Sub Activity_Create(FirstTime As Boolean)
    Dim rp As RuntimePermissions
    
    rp.CheckAndRequest(rp.PERMISSION_ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION)
    Wait For Activity_PermissionResult (Permission As String, Result As Boolean)
    
    Activity.LoadLayout("Layout")
End Sub

Sub Activity_Resume
    A1.Initialize
    A1.Latitude = 4.703274
    A1.Longitude = -74.130271
    
    DefineFused

End Sub

Sub Activity_Pause (UserClosed As Boolean)

End Sub

Sub DefineFused
    Fused.Initialize("Fused")
    Fused.GetLocationAvailability  'Determine if Location services are available
    Wait For Fused_LocationAvailabilityRequestCompleted (Available As Boolean)
    If Available Then
        Fused.GetLastLocation
        Wait For Fused_LocationRequestCompleted (Result As LocationResult)
        If Result.Status=LocationResult.STATUS_SUCCESSFUL Then
            Dim Loc As LocationF = Result.Location
            Log(Loc.Latitude)
            'Do other things with result...
        Else
            Log(Result.ErrorMessage)
        End If
        Dim LocationRequest1 As LocationRequest
        LocationRequest1.Initialize(1000) 'Refresh interval is 1000 miliseconds
        LocationRequest1.SetMinUpdateIntervalMillis(100) 'Minimum refresh interval is 100 miliseconds
        LocationRequest1.SetPriority(Priority.PRIORITY_HIGH_ACCURACY) 'Request high accuracy location
        LocationRequest1.SetMinUpdateDistanceMeters(0) 'Minimum distance on wich will fire location change event
        LocationRequest1.SetGranularity(Granularity.GRANULARITY_FINE)
        Fused.RequestLocationUpdates(LocationRequest1) 'Set location request to FusedLocationProviderClient
    End If
End Sub

Sub Fused_LocationChanged(mLocation As LocationF)
    'LocationF is equivalent for Location in GPS library but with more methods and properties'

    LabelDistancia.Text = NumFormat6(mLocation.DistanceTo(A1), 0)

    LabelLat.Text = NumFormat6(mLocation.Latitude, 6)
    LabelLon.Text = NumFormat6(mLocation.Longitude, 6)
    LabelBearing.Text = mLocation.Bearing
    LabelBearingAccuracyDegrees.Text = mLocation.BearingAccuracyDegrees
    LabelBearingTo.Text = NumFormat6(mLocation.BearingTo(A1), 2)
    LabelProvider.Text = mLocation.Provider
End Sub

Sub NumFormat6(Num As Double, Decimales As Int) As String
    Return(NumberFormat2(Num, 1, Decimales, Decimales, False))
End Sub
 

Ivica Golubovic

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Licensed User
Hello,

I wrote this code, and it wasn't difficult to make it work. However, even though it functions, I'm unsure if I did it correctly.

I have several doubts that I can't currently resolve on my own since I don't have B4A installed on this computer.

My doubts are as follows:

  1. Can I place this code in a Service? If so, how would I do it?
  2. Is it okay to place the DefineFused function in Activity_Resume? Or from where should I call the function?
  3. When the application goes into pause, should it be paused? Is it necessary to do so?
I appreciate any help you can provide to clarify these doubts.

Regards,


B4X:
#Region  Project Attributes
    #ApplicationLabel: GpsGsm Test
    #VersionCode: 1
    #VersionName:
    'SupportedOrientations possible values: unspecified, landscape or portrait.
    #SupportedOrientations: unspecified
    #CanInstallToExternalStorage: False
    #BridgeLogger: True
#End Region

#Region  Activity Attributes
    #FullScreen: False
    #IncludeTitle: True
#End Region

Sub Process_Globals
    'These global variables will be declared once when the application starts.
    'These variables can be accessed from all modules.
    Private xui As XUI
  
    Dim Fused As FusedLocationProviderClient
End Sub

Sub Globals
    'These global variables will be redeclared each time the activity is created.
  
    Dim A1 As LocationF
  
    Private LabelDistancia As Label
    Private LabelLat As Label
    Private LabelLon As Label
    Private LabelBearing As Label
    Private LabelBearingTo As Label
    Private LabelBearingAccuracyDegrees As Label
    Private LabelProvider As Label
End Sub

Sub Activity_Create(FirstTime As Boolean)
    Dim rp As RuntimePermissions
  
    rp.CheckAndRequest(rp.PERMISSION_ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION)
    Wait For Activity_PermissionResult (Permission As String, Result As Boolean)
  
    Activity.LoadLayout("Layout")
End Sub

Sub Activity_Resume
    A1.Initialize
    A1.Latitude = 4.703274
    A1.Longitude = -74.130271
  
    DefineFused

End Sub

Sub Activity_Pause (UserClosed As Boolean)

End Sub

Sub DefineFused
    Fused.Initialize("Fused")
    Fused.GetLocationAvailability  'Determine if Location services are available
    Wait For Fused_LocationAvailabilityRequestCompleted (Available As Boolean)
    If Available Then
        Fused.GetLastLocation
        Wait For Fused_LocationRequestCompleted (Result As LocationResult)
        If Result.Status=LocationResult.STATUS_SUCCESSFUL Then
            Dim Loc As LocationF = Result.Location
            Log(Loc.Latitude)
            'Do other things with result...
        Else
            Log(Result.ErrorMessage)
        End If
        Dim LocationRequest1 As LocationRequest
        LocationRequest1.Initialize(1000) 'Refresh interval is 1000 miliseconds
        LocationRequest1.SetMinUpdateIntervalMillis(100) 'Minimum refresh interval is 100 miliseconds
        LocationRequest1.SetPriority(Priority.PRIORITY_HIGH_ACCURACY) 'Request high accuracy location
        LocationRequest1.SetMinUpdateDistanceMeters(0) 'Minimum distance on wich will fire location change event
        LocationRequest1.SetGranularity(Granularity.GRANULARITY_FINE)
        Fused.RequestLocationUpdates(LocationRequest1) 'Set location request to FusedLocationProviderClient
    End If
End Sub

Sub Fused_LocationChanged(mLocation As LocationF)
    'LocationF is equivalent for Location in GPS library but with more methods and properties'

    LabelDistancia.Text = NumFormat6(mLocation.DistanceTo(A1), 0)

    LabelLat.Text = NumFormat6(mLocation.Latitude, 6)
    LabelLon.Text = NumFormat6(mLocation.Longitude, 6)
    LabelBearing.Text = mLocation.Bearing
    LabelBearingAccuracyDegrees.Text = mLocation.BearingAccuracyDegrees
    LabelBearingTo.Text = NumFormat6(mLocation.BearingTo(A1), 2)
    LabelProvider.Text = mLocation.Provider
End Sub

Sub NumFormat6(Num As Double, Decimales As Int) As String
    Return(NumberFormat2(Num, 1, Decimales, Decimales, False))
End Sub
1. Of course it can be used in services, you call DefineFused in Service_Created. In that case, all events will be called in the Service. However, if your application does not require a background location, then it is not necessary to use the Service. In any case, FusedLocation uses the new thread regardless of whether it is initialized from Activity or Service.
2. It can be defined in Activity_Resume, but in that case it is necessary to put "If IsInitialized=False Then..." query so that a new instance is not initialized every time Resume is activated, which can cause problems.
3. If you do not need background location, then it is recommended to pause and start again when the application resumes.

And yes, a little tip, use B4XPages instead of Activities, don't waste your time and resources.
 
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carlos7000

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Could you change the name of the library from FusedLocationProvider to FusedLocationProviderGMS? The name of the file is FusedLocationProviderGMS, but in the library manager the name of FusedLocationProviderGMS is FusedLocationProvider, which leads to errors.

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I guess the suggestion will be to remove the other library. Unfortunately, due to compatibility with other projects, some of us will have to continue using the FusedLocationProvider library, while little by little we update the projects that use the old library.

Why can't I see the version number?
 

Ivica Golubovic

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Licensed User
Could you change the name of the library from FusedLocationProvider to FusedLocationProviderGMS? The name of the file is FusedLocationProviderGMS, but in the library manager the name of FusedLocationProviderGMS is FusedLocationProvider, which leads to errors.

View attachment 143548

I guess the suggestion will be to remove the other library. Unfortunately, due to compatibility with other projects, some of us will have to continue using the FusedLocationProvider library, while little by little we update the projects that use the old library.

Why can't I see the version number?
FusedLocationProvider is an old library, FusedLocationProviderGMS is new and there is no interractions between them.

Also, there is no cinflict with classes in both libraries (i have both too)
 

carlos7000

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FusedLocationProvider is an old library, FusedLocationProviderGMS is new and there is no interractions between them.

Also, there is no cinflict with classes in both libraries (i have both too)

I know that. What I request is because in the library manager, the two libraries have the same name.
 

Ivica Golubovic

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Because sometimes this message appears.

View attachment 143786
Yes, it will happen sometimes on some devices when it is not possible to determine the last known location. The problem can be solved with the "If Loc.IsInitialized" query.
I have seen that the FusedLocationProviderClient class has the SetMockLocation and SetMockMode functions or methods. Is it possible to use FusedLocationProviderClient to create a MockProvider application?
I don't know, I didn't test those methods, I just wrapped them.

Sorry for the late replies, I took a summer break for myself.
 

Ivica Golubovic

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Licensed User
Version 1.2

Changes:
  • Event LocationStateChanged (Enabled As Boolean) changed to LocationAvailabilityChanged (Available As Boolean) in FusedLocationProviderClient class.
  • Added Event LocationEnabledInSettingsChanged (Enabled As Boolean) to FusedLocationProviderClient class.
  • Added property IsLocationEnabledInSettings to FusedLocationProviderClient class.
  • Optimization.
Download library, documets and example from first post.
 
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