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react-native-cross-geolocation

1.0.6 • Public • Published

react-native-cross-geolocation

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React Native Geolocation complatible module that uses the new Google Play services location API on Android devices.

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IMPORTANT

This module was tested with React Native 0.57.0, but it should work smoothly with previous versions that uses Gradle 4.4 and Gradle plugin 3.1.2 or later.

* Gradle 4.4 is predefined in React Native 0.57 and uses implementation instead compile.

Setup

yarn add react-native-cross-geolocation
react-native link react-native-cross-geolocation

After that, open your android/app/build.gradle and, in the dependencies section, change this:

compile project(':react-native-cross-geolocation')

to:

implementation project(':react-native-cross-geolocation')

JavaScript import:

import Geolocation from 'react-native-cross-geolocation'

Configuration and Permissions

This section only applies to projects made with react-native init or to those made with Create React Native App which have since ejected. For more information about ejecting, please see the guide on the Create React Native App repository.

iOS

You need to include the NSLocationWhenInUseUsageDescription key in Info.plist to enable geolocation when using the app. Geolocation is enabled by default when you create a project with react-native init.

In order to enable geolocation in the background, you need to include the 'NSLocationAlwaysUsageDescription' key in Info.plist and add location as a background mode in the 'Capabilities' tab in Xcode.

Android

To request access to location, you need to add the following line to your app's AndroidManifest.xml:

<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION" />
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION" />

Android API >= 18 Positions will also contain a mocked boolean to indicate if position was created from a mock provider. Android API >= 23 Permissions are handled automatically.

Methods

Reference

Methods

setRNConfiguration()

Geolocation.setRNConfiguration(config);

Sets configuration options that will be used in all location requests.

Parameters:

NAME TYPE REQUIRED DESCRIPTION
config object Yes See below.

Supported options:

  • skipPermissionRequests (boolean, iOS-only) - Defaults to false. If true, you must request permissions before using Geolocation APIs.
  • lowAccuracyMode (number, Android-only) - Defaults to LowAccuracyMode.BALANCED.
  • fastestInterval (number, Android-only) - Defaults to 10000 (10 secs).
  • updateInterval (number, Android-only) - Defaults to 5000 (5 secs).

requestAuthorization()

Geolocation.requestAuthorization();

Request suitable Location permission based on the key configured on pList. If NSLocationAlwaysUsageDescription is set, it will request Always authorization, although if NSLocationWhenInUseUsageDescription is set, it will request InUse authorization.

getCurrentPosition()

Geolocation.getCurrentPosition(geo_success, [geo_error], [geo_options]);

Invokes the success callback once with the latest location info.

Parameters:

NAME TYPE REQUIRED DESCRIPTION
geo_success function Yes Invoked with latest location info.
geo_error function No Invoked whenever an error is encountered.
geo_options object No See below.

Supported options:

  • timeout (ms) - Defaults to MAX_VALUE
  • maximumAge (ms) - Defaults to INFINITY.
  • enableHighAccuracy (bool) - On Android, if the location is cached this can return almost immediately, or it will request an update which might take a while.

watchPosition()

Geolocation.watchPosition(success, [error], [options]);

Invokes the success callback whenever the location changes. Returns a watchId (number).

Parameters:

NAME TYPE REQUIRED DESCRIPTION
success function Yes Invoked whenever the location changes.
error function No Invoked whenever an error is encountered.
options object No See below.

Supported options:

  • timeout (ms) - Defaults to MAX_VALUE.
  • maximumAge (ms) - Defaults to INFINITY.
  • enableHighAccuracy (bool) - Defaults to false.
  • distanceFilter (m) - Defaults to 100.
  • useSignificantChanges (bool) (unused in Android).

clearWatch()

Geolocation.clearWatch(watchID);

Parameters:

NAME TYPE REQUIRED DESCRIPTION
watchID number Yes Id as returned by watchPosition().

stopObserving()

Geolocation.stopObserving();

Stops observing for device location changes. In addition, it removes all listeners previously registered.

Notice that this method has only effect if the geolocation.watchPosition(successCallback, errorCallback) method was previously invoked.

Constants

rnCrossGeolocation exports a LowAccuracyMode object with values to be used in the lowAccuracyMode property of the parameter sent to setRNConfiguration:

NAME DETAILS
LowAccuracyMode.BALANCED
(102)
This is the default mode.
Request location precision to within a city block, which is an accuracy of approximately 100 meters.
This is considered a coarse level of accuracy, and is likely to consume less power. With this setting, the location services are likely to use WiFi and cell tower positioning. Note, however, that the choice of location provider depends on many other factors, such as which sources are available.
LowAccuracyMode.LOW_POWER
(104)
Request city-level precision, which is an accuracy of approximately 10 Km.
This is considered a coarse level of accuracy, and is likely to consume less power.
LowAccuracyMode.NO_POWER
(105)
Use this if you need negligible impact on power consumption, but want to receive location updates when available.
With this setting, your app does not trigger any location updates, but receives locations triggered by other apps.

NOTE: These constants are only for Android, on iOS they are undefined.

TODO

  • Tests

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