flutter_background_location 0.0.4

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Flutter Background Location #

A Flutter plugin to get location updates in the background for both Android and iOS. Uses CoreLocation for iOS and FusedLocationProvider for Android

  • iOS implementation credit goes to Ali Almoullim (@almoullim)

Getting Started #

1: Add this to your package's pubspec.yaml file:

  flutter_background_location: ^0.0.4

2: Install packages from the command line:

$ flutter packages get

Alternatively, your editor might support flutter packages get. Check the docs for your editor to learn more.

How to use #

Import the package where you wanna use it.

import 'package:flutter_background_location/flutter_background_location.dart';

Start the location service. This will also ask the user for permission if not asked previously by another package.


getLocationUpdates will trigger everytime the location updates on the device. Provide a callback function to getLocationUpdates to handle location update.

FlutterBackgroundLocation.getLocationUpdates((location) {

location is a Class exposing the following properties.

double latitude;
double longitude;
double altitude;
double bearing;
double accuracy;
double speed;

To stop listening to location changes you can execute.


Example #

Complete working application Example

Todo #

  • [ ] Add support for manually asking for permission.
  • [ ] Add support for checking the permission status.
  • [ ] Add support for getting the last location once without listening to location updates.
  • [ ] Add support for chosing the rate at the which the location is fetched based on time and distance.

0.0.4 #

  • iOS support added.

0.0.2 #

  • Speed added.

0.0.1 #

  • initial release.


flutter_background_location_example #

Demonstrates how to use the flutter_background_location plugin.

Use this package as a library

1. Depend on it

Add this to your package's pubspec.yaml file:

  flutter_background_location: ^0.0.4

2. Install it

You can install packages from the command line:

with Flutter:

$ flutter pub get

Alternatively, your editor might support flutter pub get. Check the docs for your editor to learn more.

3. Import it

Now in your Dart code, you can use:

import 'package:flutter_background_location/flutter_background_location.dart';
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We analyzed this package on Dec 13, 2019, and provided a score, details, and suggestions below. Analysis was completed with status completed using:

  • Dart: 2.7.0
  • pana: 0.13.1+4
  • Flutter: 1.12.13+hotfix.4

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Document public APIs. (-1 points)

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Package is pre-v0.1 release. (-10 points)

While nothing is inherently wrong with versions of 0.0.*, it might mean that the author is still experimenting with the general direction of the API.


Package Constraint Resolved Available
Direct dependencies
Dart SDK >=2.1.0 <3.0.0
flutter 0.0.0
Transitive dependencies
collection 1.14.11 1.14.12
meta 1.1.8
sky_engine 0.0.99
typed_data 1.1.6
vector_math 2.0.8
Dev dependencies