Locationmanager VS Geolocator

Compare Locationmanager vs Geolocator and see what are their differences.


LocationManager Wrapper for Android (by grumpyshoe)


Location tracking & geofencing the easy way. Supports background, killed app, rebooted device different update intervals. (by exozet)
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Locationmanager Geolocator
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19 82
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0.0 4.1
about 2 years ago 5 months ago
Kotlin Kotlin
MIT License MIT License
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Tracking mentions began in Dec 2020.


Posts with mentions or reviews of Geolocator. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-05-30.
  • Half help me understand how to get Location updates in background
    5 projects | reddit.com/r/mAndroidDev | 30 May 2022
    In my experience when people ask questions like this they are just given links to official doc, or some post or something along those lines and the actual problem is not addressed. I might have missed something simple and there might be a simple solution(maybe my BroadcastReceiver should have true as value for exported attribute in AndroidManifest or something along those lines), but I could not manage to find it: 1) couple of youtube videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmAtMqljH9M, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VUZKMWV5lc 2) official codelabs/samples: https://github.com/android/location-samples/blob/main/Geofencing/app/src/main/java/com/google/android/gms/location/sample/geofencing/MainActivity.java https://codelabs.developers.google.com/codelabs/while-in-use-location#6 3) other samples/libraries: https://github.com/joostfunkekupper/background-location-sample-ktx https://github.com/exozet/Geolocator https://github.com/snigavig/little-fluffy-location-library/tree/master/little-fluffy-location-library/LittleFluffyLocationLibrary https://github.com/ddasutein/GeofenceAppOSS

What are some alternatives?

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Mixpanel - Official Android Tracking Library for Mixpanel Analytics

AndroidImageSlider - An amazing and convenient Android image slider.

BloodHoud - Tiny tracking lib for Google Analytics.

cordova-background-geolocation-lt - The most sophisticated background location-tracking & geofencing module with battery-conscious motion-detection intelligence for iOS and Android.

transitions-everywhere - Set of extra Transitions on top of Jetpack Transitions Library

leakcanary - A memory leak detection library for Android.

ExplosionField - explosive dust effect for views

Music Player - From UI Proposal to Code :notes::arrow_forward:

Lottie for Android, iOS, and React Native - Render After Effects animations natively on Android and iOS, Web, and React Native

UltimateAndroidReference - :rocket: Ultimate Android Reference - Your Road to Become a Better Android Developer