Flutter Location Plugin

A Flutter plugin to provide native location.

WARN: This plugin was written in swift/kotlin to be able to use it, you should have create the project with:

    flutter create -i swift -a kotlin project_name

Getting Started

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Add the dependency to your pubspec.yaml file.

  flutter_location: ^0.0.4

In order to be able to receive location information from an iOS device, you need to modify the Info.plist, and add:

<string>This message will be display to the user</string>

Then import the publin in your code:

import 'package:flutter_location/flutter_location.dart'; // Plugin
import 'package:flutter_location/permission.dart'; // Return type
import 'package:flutter_location/location.dart'; // Return type

Look into the example for utilisation, but a basic implementation can be done like this for a one time location:

Location _location;
Location _currentLocation;
void initState() {
Future<void> initLocation() async {
    try {
      await _initLocation();
    } on PlatformException catch (e) {
      print('Location initialization errror: ${e.message}');
Future<void> _initLocation() async {
    Permission locationPermission;
    //  FlutterLocation.permissionLevel can throw PlatformException
    locationPermission = await FlutterLocation.permissionLevel;
    if (locationPermission == Permission.NOT_DETERMINED) {
      // Waiting for the user to authorized or denied permission
      return await Future.delayed(_waitForUser, _initLocation);
    if (locationPermission == Permission.DENIED || !mounted) {
      // nothing to do here
    Location location = await FlutterLocation.location;
    setState(() => _location = location);
      (location) {
        print('Current location changes to: $location');
        setState(() => _currentLocation = location);

For more examples checkout:


Future permissionLevelGet the level of permission the user has granted to the app (NOT_DETERMINED, DENIED, AUTHORIZED).
Future locationGet the location of the user.
Stream onLocationChangedGet the stream of the user's location.



  • NOT_DETERMINED: Permission not specified
  • DENIED: The user rejected the authorization
  • AUTHORIZED: The user granted permission to use location

Location {

  • double latitude
  • double longitude
  • double accuracy, right now set it to horizontal accuracy
  • double altitude
  • double speed