geofence_flutter 1.1.0
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Flutter geofencing plugin for flutter application (android and ios).

Flutter Geofence #

A flutter geofencing plugin for flutter application (android & ios) which provides geofencing functionalities.

Features #

  • Geofence event triggered on location changes
  • Get continuous geofence event updates

Usage #

To add the geofence_flutter to your flutter application read the install instructions. Below are some Android and iOS specifics that are required for the geofence_flutter to work correctly.

For android #

AndroidX

The geofence_flutter plugin requires the AndroidX version of the Android Support Libraries. This means you need to make sure your Android project supports AndroidX. Detailed instructions can be found here.

The TL;DR version is:

  1. Add the following to your "gradle.properties" file:
android.useAndroidX=true
android.enableJetifier=true
  1. Make sure you set the compileSdkVersion in your "android/app/build.gradle" file to 30:
android {
  compileSdkVersion 30

  ...
}
  1. Make sure you replace all the android. dependencies to their AndroidX counterparts (a full list can be found here: https://developer.android.com/jetpack/androidx/migrate).

Permissions

On Android you'll need to add either the ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION or the ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION permission to your Android Manifest. To do so open the AndroidManifest.xml file (located under android/app/src/main) and add one of the following two lines as direct children of the <manifest> tag (when you configure both permissions the ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION will be used):

<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION" />
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION" />

Starting from Android 10 you need to add the ACCESS_BACKGROUND_LOCATION permission (next to the ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION or the ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION permission) if you want to continue receiving updates even when your App is running in the background (note that the geofence_flutter plugin doesn't support receiving an processing geofence event updates while running in the background):

<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.ACCESS_BACKGROUND_LOCATION" />

For ios #

On iOS you'll need to add the following entries to your Info.plist file (located under ios/Runner) in order to access the device's location. Simply open your Info.plist file and add the following:

<key>NSLocationWhenInUseUsageDescription</key>
<string>This app needs access to location when open.</string>
<key>NSLocationAlwaysUsageDescription</key>
<string>This app needs access to location when in the background.</string>

If you would like to receive updates when your App is in the background, you'll also need to add the Background Modes capability to your XCode project (Project > Signing and Capabilities > "+ Capability" button) and select Location Updates. Be careful with this, you will need to explain in detail to Apple why your App needs this when submitting your App to the AppStore. If Apple isn't satisfied with the explanation your App will be rejected.

API #

Start Geofence Service #

At first you need to start the geofence service and for that you need to pass the following parameters:

  • pointedLatitude: the latitude of the geofence area center
  • pointedLongitude: the longitude of the geofence area center
  • radiusMeter: the radius of the geofence area in meters
  • eventPeriodInSeconds: geofence event stream period in seconds
import 'package:geofence_flutter/geofence_flutter.dart';

Geofence.startGeofenceService(
    pointedLatitude: "52.2165157",
    pointedLongitude: "6.9437819",
    radiusMeter: "50.0",
    eventPeriodInSeconds: 10
);

Get Geofence Event Streams #

To get the stream geofence event updates on location changes, you need to subscribe getGeofenceStream to listen geofence event streams on current location updates.

import 'package:geofence_flutter/geofence_flutter.dart';

StreamSubscription<GeofenceEvent> geofenceEventStream = Geofence.getGeofenceStream().listen(
  (GeofenceEvent event) {
    print(event.toString());
});

Stop Geofence Service #

To stop geofence service you need to specify this:

import 'package:geofence_flutter/geofence_flutter.dart';

Geofence.stopGeofenceService();

Also, stop GeofenceEvent stream subscription listener which is geofenceEventStream in our case

geofenceEventStream.cancel();

Issues #

Please file any issues, bugs or feature requests as an issue on our GitHub page.

Dependencies #

This plugin is depended on geolocator plugin of baseflow.com

Want to contribute #

If you would like to contribute to the plugin (e.g. by improving the documentation, solving a bug or adding a cool new feature), feel free to send your pull request.

Author #

This geofence_flutter plugin for Flutter is developed by Sarfaraz.

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Flutter geofencing plugin for flutter application (android and ios).

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Documentation

API reference

License

MIT (LICENSE)

Dependencies

flutter, geolocator

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