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Location tracking

A few of you might know that I spend a lot of time helping on stackoverflow.com. One of the most ironic and frustrating things is when stackoverflow itself is the source of bad information. Sometimes bad code that mostly works gets voted up, and its impossible to fix it. So here’s my attempt to take one of those and do it right, in the hope I can help future newbies.

A common question asked is how to track your location via GPS. It’s a moderately complex API with a few corner cases that can trip up a beginner. So of course everyone wants to simplify it. Here’s the most common abstraction I see used- GPSTracker. Continue reading