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react-native-location-manager

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Managing location related tasks inside a react-native project can be quite frustrating. I've encountered many problems, for example when getCurrentPosition was always returning me a cached position object, despite of my configurations. For this reason I wrote a getLocation function that tries to incapsulate all the code needed to get a reliable position with a fallback to low accuracy mode.

But getting the real location is only a part of the story, which consists of many other tasks:

  • authorize the app to access location
  • enable location setting if disabled
  • inform the user about what it's going on
  • ...

So I finally decide to wrote a reusable component which tries to manage all this stuff in one place, which makes use of ...

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Geolocation with react-native

geolocation react-native

I've had many problems with react-native geolocation module.

In particular I faced a weird behaviour of the getCurrentPosition method: while the world was lamenting timeout problems, probably due to the fact that gps tracking is not fast at all in closed spaces, my problem was that with highAccuracy set to true, the returned value was always a cached one, no matter how I set maxAge option.

If your problem is a timeout problem, then you can just call getCurrentPosition with ...

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