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Developer
Posts: 117
Registered: ‎07-16-2008
My Device: Not Specified
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LocationListener Vs getLocation for GPS fix?

Hello,

 

Just a quick question.

I've read many times that for frequent fix, one should use a LocationListener instead of repeated lp.getLocation().

What can be considered "frequent"?

 

Every examples I've seen get GPS fix every 5 or 10 seconds.

On my particular application, I'm doing a lp.getLocation() every 15 minutes... but would like to change that to 5 or 10 minutes.

 

I have both solutions working, I just would like to know which one should I use for a fix every 5 or 10 minutes?  Which one takes less battery and device resource?

 

Thanks!

Developer
Posts: 17,025
Registered: ‎07-29-2008
My Device: Z10 LE, Z30, Passport
My Carrier: O2 Germany

Re: LocationListener Vs getLocation for GPS fix?

i think locationprovider would be fine in this case.
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Developer
Posts: 117
Registered: ‎07-16-2008
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Re: LocationListener Vs getLocation for GPS fix?

you mean repeated lp.getLocation() ?
Developer
Posts: 17,025
Registered: ‎07-29-2008
My Device: Z10 LE, Z30, Passport
My Carrier: O2 Germany

Re: LocationListener Vs getLocation for GPS fix?

yes. i don't think it will make any difference in battery consumption but it is more elegant to implement
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Posts: 151
Registered: ‎07-20-2010
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Re: LocationListener Vs getLocation for GPS fix?

Hi Simon, do you mean using the LocationProvider in something like a timertask? Thanks

 

David