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Tag Archives: Location Based Services

Android Proximity Alerts Tutorial


Smart-phones are taking over the mobile world, this is a fact. Since GPS devices are usually found embedded in those phones, there is already a notable rise in applications that take advantage of the offered geographical positioning functionality. A type of those applications is the one of Location Based Services, where the service exploits knowledge about where the mobile user ...

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Android Reverse Geocoding with Yahoo API – PlaceFinder


In my previous tutorial (Android Location Based Services Application – GPS location) I showed you how to retrieve the user’s current location in the form of latitude and longitude coordinates. Using those coordinates we are going to provide information regarding the user’s position. For example, we are going to find the street address nearest to a specific point. That process ...

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Android Location Based Services Application – GPS location


With the incorporation of GPS devices in smartphones, Location Based Services (LBS) have become pretty hot the past few years. The iPhone was the first to give a huge boost to this kind of applications and now Android continues on the same path. In this tutorial, I will show you how to build your first LBS application for Android. The ...

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