Will Verduzco · Sep 12, 2013 at 04:30 am

Open Source GeoLog Brings Contextually-Aware Tracking

The problem with many geolocation tracker apps is that they either sacrifice battery life for accuracy or they sacrifice accuracy for battery life. Luckily, that’s something that Google has taken care of with its new fused location provider. This location API allows developers to (among other things) specify high-level needs with regards to accuracy and power consumption, rather than having to worry about location providers.

There is now a geolocation tracking app that makes use of Google’s fused location provider. Brought to us by none other than XDA Elite Recognized Developer Chainfire, GeoLog can determine what activity you’re doing and modify tracking parameters accordingly. Thus, it switches between all location data metrics (e.g. sensors, WiFi, GPS, and so on) on the fly to give you the best location data possible. Gathered data can be exported to GPX and KML formats, with various export filters.

GeoLog is currently in its initial alpha release, but it’s already usable. However, it is not yet feature complete and has not undergone rigorous testing on various Android versions or devices. The ultimate goal, however, is an application that can be left on all day, every day, tracking your location for you to access later in an unobtrusive manner.

Head over to the application thread to get started or visit the project’s Github to take a peek at the Apache v2-licensed source code.


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Will Verduzco

willverduzco is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. Will Verduzco is the Portal Administrator for the XDA-Developers Portal. He has been addicted to mobile technology since the HTC Wizard. But starting with the Nexus One, his gadget love affair shifted to Google's little green robot. He is also a Johns Hopkins University graduate in neuroscience and is now currently studying to become a physician. View willverduzco's posts and articles here.
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