When the user enters the vicinity of the Android building (B44) or the Yerba Buena Gardens near the Moscone center in San Francisco, a notification silently appears on their wearable with an option to check in. This notification automatically disappears when they leave the area, and reappears the next time they are at one of these locations.
Geofencing combines awareness of the user‘s current location with awareness of nearby features, defined as the user’s proximity to locations that may be of interest. To mark a location of interest, you specify its latitude and longitude. To adjust the proximity for the location, you add a radius. The latitude, longitude, and radius define a geofence. You can have multiple active geofences at one time.
To use geofencing, start by defining the geofences you want to monitor. Although you usually store geofence data in a local database or download it from the network, you need to send a geofence to Location Services as an instance of Geofence, which you create with
Geofence.Builder. Each Geofence object contains the following information:
Read more about geofences in Creating and Monitoring Geofences.
This sample uses the Gradle build system. To build this project, use the “gradlew build” command or use “Import Project” in Android Studio.
If you've found an error in this sample, please file an issue: https://github.com/googlesamples/android-Geofencing
Patches are encouraged, and may be submitted by forking this project and submitting a pull request through GitHub. Please see CONTRIBUTING.md for more details.
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