Fork of expo-location from SDK41 including bugfix for asking background permissions when starting foreground service. https://github.com/expo/expo/pull/12594
Allows reading geolocation information from the device. Your app can poll for the current location or subscribe to location update events.
Installation in managed Expo projects
Installation in bare React Native projects
For bare React Native projects, you must ensure that you have installed and configured the
react-native-unimodules package before continuing.
Add the package to your npm dependencies
expo install expo-location
Configure for iOS
NSLocationWhenInUseUsageDescription keys to your
<key>NSLocationAlwaysAndWhenInUseUsageDescription</key> <string>Allow $(PRODUCT_NAME) to use your location</string> <key>NSLocationAlwaysUsageDescription</key> <string>Allow $(PRODUCT_NAME) to use your location</string> <key>NSLocationWhenInUseUsageDescription</key> <string>Allow $(PRODUCT_NAME) to use your location</string>
npx pod-install after installing the npm package.
Configure for Android
This module requires the permissions for approximate and exact device location. It also needs the foreground service permission to subscribe to location updates, while the app is in use. These permissions are automatically added.
<!-- Added permissions --> <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION" /> <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION" /> <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.FOREGROUND_SERVICE" /> <!-- Optional permissions --> <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.ACCESS_BACKGROUND_LOCATION" />
Note: on Android, you have to submit your app for review and request access to use the background location permission.
Contributions are very welcome! Please refer to guidelines described in the contributing guide.