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My Notes: Building Location Aware Android Apps

Speaker: Wei-Meng Lee

Wei’s talk was very good, but unfortunately for me, it covered many points that I had already been introduced to in the two other Location based sessions I had attended within the past two days. 

Here are the main takeaways I got from the session that were not already covered in the other sessions:

TIP: (most common problems) Requires INTERNET permission in the android Manifest.XML file to get mapping control to work correctly.

Troubleshooting tip: if you don’t have internet access working in the emulator, or the Map API Key is not entered in your code, you won’t be able to see the map.. (95 % of the issues people have are these two)

Confirmed Native support for GeoCoding and reverse GeoCoding by Google Maps too.

Don’t use both location Manager = “GPS” and “Network” at same time… write the code to turn one off back and forth… otherwise your coords will change often.

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