Location Kit (HMS Core) Quick Start

HUAWEI Location Kit combines the GPS, Wi-Fi, and base station location functionalities into your app to build up global positioning capabilities, allowing you to provide flexible location-based services targeted at users around the globe. Currently, it provides three main capabilities: fused location, activity identification, and geofence. You can call one or more of these capabilities as needed.

  • Fused location: Provides a set of simple and easy-to-use APIs for your app to quickly obtain the device location based on the GPS, Wi-Fi, and base station location data.

  • Activity identification: Identifies user motion status through the acceleration sensor, cellular network information, and magnetometer, helping you adapt your app to user behavior.

  • Geofence: Allows you to set an interested area through an API so that your app can receive a notification when a specified action (such as leaving, entering, or staying in the area) occurs.

Version Update Description

  • Latest Version: 0.5.8_5.0.2

    • Update the SDK and add some functions.
  • v0.5.6_4.0.4

    • Integrated Huawei HMS Location Kit.

Use Cases

Fused location

If your app needs to obtain the device location, you can apply for the location permission for your app, call the requestLocationUpdates() API of HMS Core Location Kit, and specify a location mode as needed. To cancel obtaining location information, call the removeLocationUpdates() API.

Activity Identification

If your app needs to obtain the activity status of a user (for example, walking, running, or bicycling) or detect activity status change of a user, you can apply for the activity identification permission for your app and call the createActivityIdentificationUpdates() API. To cancel activity identification update, call the deleteActivityIdentificationUpdates() API. If you want to detect user activity status change, call the createActivityConversionUpdates() API to listen for activity status changes of the current device. To cancel listening for activity status changes, call the deleteActivityConversionUpdates() API.

Geofence

You can call the createGeofenceList() API to create a geofence based on the location that may be of interest to users. Then, Location Kit can sense the distance between the current device location and the geofence. When the device enters the geofence, a notification will be sent to your app. In addition, Location Kit can detect the duration during which the device stays in the geofence, and send a notification to your app if the stay duration reaches your preset limit.

You can also create a geofence by dragging to select an area on the map and setting relevant parameters. For details, please refer to Server Development.

Enable Location Kit Service

  • Use Cocos Creator to open the project that needs to be connected to Location Kit.

  • Click on Panel -> Service in the menu bar to open the Service panel, select Location Kit service to go to the service detail page, and then click on the Enable button in the top right to enable the service. For details, please refer to the Cocos Service Operation Guide documentation.

  • Refer to HUAWEI Location Kit Development Preparation document to complete developer registration, app creation, generation and configuring the Signing Certificate Fingerprint.

  • Location Kit can be used directly, without additional operations in the AppGallery Connect console.

Configs HUAWEI Config File

Most of HUAWEI Services need the agconnect-services.json configuration file. If there are operations such as newly opened services, please update the file in time.

  • Sign in to AppGallery Connect find your project from the project list and select the app on the project card.

  • On the Project Setting page, click the configuration file agconnect-services.json to download it. The agconnect-services.json file must be copied manually to the settings directory of the project directory after downloading or updating.

Note:

  1. Please make sure that you have completed the generating/configuring the signing certificate Fingerprint to config the SHA-256 certificate fingerprint.

  2. If the Debug Mode is checked in the Build panel, the developer needs to configure the Keystore signature file in the app/build.gradle file of Android Studio.

  3. For Creator v2.4.3 and above, if you want to publish to the HUAWEI AppGallery Connect, you can select the downloaded or updated configuration file directly in the Build panel, no need to copy it manually.

Verify whether the service is integrated successfully

  • Once the Location Kit is integrated, we can verify the success of the Location Kit integration by adding simple code to the script.

    huawei.hms.location.locationService.once(huawei.hms.location.HMS_LOCATION_EVENT_LISTENER_NAME.HMS_LOCATION_PERMISSION, (result) => {
        if (result.code === huawei.hms.location.LocationActivityService.StatusCode.success)
        {
            console.log('requestLocationPermission...', 'success');
        } else {
            console.log('requestLocationPermission...', 'fail:', result.errMsg);
        }
    });
    
    huawei.hms.location.locationService.requestLocationPermission();
    
  • You can publish to the Android platform after the code is added. Please make sure that the Package Name on the Build panel is consistent with the Package Name set in the AppGallery Connect console.

  • The first time you run the project on a phone, the dialog box for applying for location permission will pop up (see the figure below), which means the integrate is successful.

  • If you have already applied for permission, you can view the log in Logcat.

Sample Project

Developer can get a quick taste of the Location Kit with the sample project.

  • Click on the Sample button in the Location Kit service panel, clone or download, and open the project in Cocos Creator.

  • After enabling the Location Kit service and configuring the HUAWEI configuration file as described above, you can open the Build panel to compile the project by clicking Project -> Build in the Creator editor menu bar. Cocos Creator v2.4.1 and above, you could publish to HUAWEI AppGallery Connect. Below Creator v2.4.1 could publish to the Android platform.

  • Need to test on Huawei or Honor brand phones with HMS Core service installed.

  • Once the Sample project is running on the phone, click the Location button on the homepage for testing.

Developer Guide

All functions of Location Kit within async callback. Call the function with huawei.hms.location.locationService.once to get a single callback, or use huawei.hms.location.locationService.on lintener to listen for callbacks.

Location Service

huawei.hms.location.locationService

Refer to Developing the Location Service.

Checking the Device Location Settings

checkLocationSettings(): void

Checks whether relevant location settings are valid.

Example:

huawei.hms.location.locationService.once(huawei.hms.location.HMS_LOCATION_EVENT_LISTENER_NAME.HMS_LOCATION_SETTINGS, (result) => {
    if (result.code === huawei.hms.location.LocationActivityService.StatusCode.success) {
        console.log('checkLocationSettings...', 'success');
    } else {
        console.log('checkLocationSettings...', 'fail:', result.errMsg);
    }
});

huawei.hms.location.locationService.checkLocationSettings();

Request location permission

requestLocationPermission(): void

Dynamic application location permission method.

Example:

huawei.hms.location.locationService.once(huawei.hms.location.HMS_LOCATION_EVENT_LISTENER_NAME.HMS_LOCATION_PERMISSION, (result) => {
    if (result.code === huawei.hms.location.LocationActivityService.StatusCode.success) 
    {
        console.log('requestLocationPermission...', 'success');
    } else {
        console.log('requestLocationPermission...', 'fail:', result.errMsg);
    }
});

huawei.hms.location.locationService.requestLocationPermission();

Requests location updates

requestLocationUpdates(): void

Requests location updates using the callback on the specified looper thread. This method can be called back continuously only when your process exists.

requestLocationUpdatesEx(): void

Requests location updates. This is an extended location service API that supports high-precision location and is compatible with common location APIs.

Example:

huawei.hms.location.locationService.once(huawei.hms.location.HMS_LOCATION_EVENT_LISTENER_NAME.HMS_REQUEST_LOCATION_UPDATE, (result) => {
    if (result.code === huawei.hms.location.LocationActivityService.StatusCode.success) {
        console.log('requestLocationUpdates...', 'success');
    } else {
        console.log('requestLocationUpdates...', 'fail:', result.errMsg);
    }
});

huawei.hms.location.locationService.requestLocationUpdates();
huawei.hms.location.locationService.requestLocationUpdatesEx(); // For high-precision location

removeLocationUpdates(): void

Removes location updates.

Example:

huawei.hms.location.locationService.once(huawei.hms.location.HMS_LOCATION_EVENT_LISTENER_NAME.HMS_REMOVE_LOCATION_UPDATE, (result) => {
    if (result.code === huawei.hms.location.LocationActivityService.StatusCode.success) {
        console.log('removeLocationUpdates...', 'success');
    } else {
        console.log('removeLocationUpdates...', 'fail:', result.errMsg);
    }
});

huawei.hms.location.locationService.removeLocationUpdates();

Obtains the available location of the last request

getLastLocation(): void

Instead of proactively requesting a location, this method uses the location cached during the last request.

The value null may be returned in the following scenarios:

  • The location function has never been used.
  • The location function is disabled.
  • The device is restored to factory settings.

If real-time location is required, you are advised to proactively call requestLocationUpdates instead of getLastLocation.

Example:

huawei.hms.location.locationService.once(huawei.hms.location.HMS_LOCATION_EVENT_LISTENER_NAME.HMS_LAST_LOCATION, (location) => {
    if (location.code === huawei.hms.location.LocationActivityService.StatusCode.success) {
        console.log('getLastLocation...', 'success', lon:' + location.longitude + ",lat:" + location.latitude);
    } else {
        console.log('getLastLocation...', 'fail:', location.errMsg);
    }
});

huawei.hms.location.locationService.getLastLocation();

getLastLocationWithAddress(): void

Obtains the available location of the last request, including the detailed address information. If a location is unavailable, null will be returned.

Example:

huawei.hms.location.locationService.once(huawei.hms.location.HMS_LOCATION_EVENT_LISTENER_NAME.HMS_GET_HWLOCATION, (result) => {
    if (result.code === huawei.hms.location.LocationService.StatusCode.success) {
        console.log('getLastLocationWithAddress success, data is ', JSON.stringify(result));
    } else {
        console.log('getLastLocationWithAddress fail, reason ', result.errMsg);
    }
});

huawei.hms.location.locationService.getLastLocationWithAddress();

Flush location

flushLocations(): void

Updates the location under processing.

Note:Currently, the flushLocations() method is not provided, nor implemented in the HMS SDK.

Example:

huawei.hms.location.locationService.once(huawei.hms.location.HMS_LOCATION_EVENT_LISTENER_NAME.HMS_FLUSH_LOCATIONS, (result) => {
    if (result.code === huawei.hms.location.LocationService.StatusCode.success) {
        console.log('flushLocations success,data is ', result.toString());
    } else {
        console.log('flushLocations fail ,reason ', result.errMsg);
    }
});

huawei.hms.location.locationService.flushLocations();

Using the Mock Location Function

This function is used for a test environment. Open Android Settings menu, go to System & updates > Developer options > Select mock location app and select the desired app. If Developer options is unavailable, open Android Settings menu, go to About phone and tap Build number for seven consecutive times. Then, Developer options will be displayed on System & updates.

Apply for the mock location permission in the AndroidManifest.xml file.

<uses-permission
android:name="android.permission.ACCESS_MOCK_LOCATION"
tools:ignore="MockLocation,ProtectedPermissions" />

Set mock mode:

setMockMode(mockMode: boolean): void

Sets whether to use the location mock mode. If the value true is passed, the GPS or network location is not used and the location set through setMockLocation is directly returned (see below for the reference of setMockLocation).

Parameter Description:

Parameter Description
mockMode If this parameter is set to true, the mock mode will be enabled. Can be set to false when mock mode is no longer needed.

Example:

huawei.hms.location.locationService.once(huawei.hms.location.HMS_LOCATION_EVENT_LISTENER_NAME.HMS_MOCK_MODE, (result) => {
    if (location.code === huawei.hms.location.LocationActivityService.StatusCode.success) {
        console.log('setMockMode...', 'success');
    } else {
        console.log('setMockMode...', 'fail:', result.errMsg);
    }
});

huawei.hms.location.locationService.setMockMode(true);

Sets a specific mock location

setMockLocation(latitude: string, longitude: string): void

You must call the setMockMode (boolean) method and set it to true before calling this method.

Parameter Description:

Parameter Description
latitude value of latitude
longitude value of longitude

Example:

huawei.hms.location.locationService.once(huawei.hms.location.HMS_LOCATION_EVENT_LISTENER_NAME.HMS_MOCK_LOCATION, (result) => {
    if (location.code === huawei.hms.location.LocationActivityService.StatusCode.success)
    {
        console.log('setMockLocation...', 'success');
    } else {
        console.log('setMockLocation...', 'fail:', result.errMsg);
    }
});

//set longitude and latitude
huawei.hms.location.locationService.setMockLocation(24.4813889,118.1590724);

Activity Identification Service

huawei.hms.location.locationActivityService

Refer to Developing the Activity Identification Service.

Assigning App Permissions

requestRecognitionPermission(): void

The preceding permissions are dangerous permissions and need to be dynamically applied.

Example:

huawei.hms.location.locationActivityService.requestRecognitionPermission();

Registers activity identification updates

createActivityIdentificationUpdates(intervalMillis: number): void

Registers activity identification updates.

Parameter Description:

Parameter Description
intervalMillis Interval for detecting activity updates, in milliseconds. Larger values will result in fewer activity detections. Smaller values will result in more activity detections.

Example:

huawei.hms.location.locationActivityService.once(huawei.hms.location.HMS_LOCATION_EVENT_LISTENER_NAME.HMS_CREATE_ACTIVITY_IDENTIFICATION_UPDATES, (result) => {
    if (result.code === huawei.hms.location.LocationActivityService.StatusCode.success) {
        console.log('requestActivityUpdates...', 'success');
    } else {
        console.log('requestActivityUpdates...', 'fail:', result.errMsg);
    }
});

huawei.hms.location.locationActivityService.createActivityIdentificationUpdates(parseInt(time) || 5000);

Set listener for location activity service update

Example:

huawei.hms.location.locationActivityService.on(huawei.hms.location.HMS_LOCATION_EVENT_LISTENER_NAME.HMS_ACTIVITY_UPDATES, (result) => {
    console.log('HMS_ACTIVITY_UPDATES...', JSON.stringify(result));
}, this);

huawei.hms.location.locationActivityService.on(huawei.hms.location.HMS_LOCATION_EVENT_LISTENER_NAME.HMS_CONVERSION_UPDATES, (result) => {
    //todo
    console.log('HMS_CONVERSION_UPDATES...', JSON.stringify(result));
}, this);

Removes activity identification updates associated

deleteActivityIdentificationUpdates(): void

Example:

huawei.hms.location.locationActivityService.once(huawei.hms.location.HMS_LOCATION_EVENT_LISTENER_NAME.HMS_REMOVE_ACTIVITY_CONVERSION_UPDATES, (result) => {
    if (result.code === huawei.hms.location.LocationActivityService.StatusCode.success) {
        console.log('deleteActivityUpdates...', 'success');
    } else {
        console.log('deleteActivityUpdates...', 'fail:', result.errMsg);
    }
}); 

huawei.hms.location.locationActivityService.deleteActivityIdentificationUpdates();

Detects activity conversions

createActivityConversionUpdates(params: any): void

Detects activity conversions (entering and exit), for example, detecting user status change from walking to bicycling.

Example:

huawei.hms.location.locationActivityService.once(huawei.hms.location.HMS_LOCATION_EVENT_LISTENER_NAME.HMS_CREATE_ACTIVITY_CONVERSION_UPDATES, (result) => {
    if (result.code === huawei.hms.location.LocationActivityService.StatusCode.success) {
        console.log('createActivityConversionUpdates...', 'success');
    } else {
        console.log('createActivityConversionUpdates...', 'fail:', result.errMsg);
    }
});
let cls = huawei.hms.location.ConversionInfo;
let type = huawei.hms.location.ACTIVITY_IDENTIFICATION_ENUM;
let cType = huawei.hms.location.ACTIVITY_CONVERSION_TYPE;
let infoList = [
    new cls(type.STILL, cType.ENTER_ACTIVITY_CONVERSION),
    new cls(type.STILL, cType.EXIT_ACTIVITY_CONVERSION),
];

huawei.hms.location.locationActivityService.createActivityConversionUpdates(infoList);

Removes activity conversion updates

deleteActivityConversionUpdates(): void

Example:

huawei.hms.location.locationActivityService.once(huawei.hms.location.HMS_LOCATION_EVENT_LISTENER_NAME.HMS_REMOVE_ACTIVITY_CONVERSION_UPDATES, (result) => {
    if (result.code === huawei.hms.location.LocationActivityService.StatusCode.success) {
        console.log('deleteActivityConversionUpdates...', 'success');
    } else {
        console.log('deleteActivityConversionUpdates...', 'fail:', result.errMsg);
    }
});

huawei.hms.location.locationActivityService.deleteActivityConversionUpdates();

Geofence Service

huawei.hms.location.locationGeofenceService

Refer to Developing the Geofence Service.

Set listener for geofence service

Example:

huawei.hms.location.locationGeofenceService.on(huawei.hms.location.HMS_LOCATION_EVENT_LISTENER_NAME.HMS_RECEIVE_GEOFENCE_DATA, (result) => {
    console.log('HMS_RECEIVE_GEOFENCE_DATA...', JSON.stringify(result));
}, this);

Adds geofences

createGeofenceList(list: Array<GeofenceData>, type: HMS_LOCATION_GEOFENCEREQUEST)

Example:

huawei.hms.location.locationGeofenceService.once(huawei.hms.location.HMS_LOCATION_EVENT_LISTENER_NAME.HMS_CREATE_GEOFENCE_LIST, (result) => {
    if (result.code === huawei.hms.location.LocationActivityService.StatusCode.success) {
        console.log('createGeofenceList...', 'success');
    } else {
        console.log('createGeofenceList...', 'fail:', result.errMsg);
    }
});
let cls = huawei.hms.location.GeofenceData;
let type = huawei.hms.location.GEOFENCE_TYPE;
let list = [
    new cls(
        this.editBox.string,    //setUniqueId
        type.DWELL_GEOFENCE_CONVERSION | type.ENTER_GEOFENCE_CONVERSION | type.EXIT_GEOFENCE_CONVERSION,  //setConversions
        24.4813889,             //setRoundArea, latitude
        118.1590724,            //setRoundArea, longitude
        2000,                   //setRoundArea, radius
        60 * 60 * 1000,         //setValidContinueTime
        1000                    //setDwellDelayTime
)];
let requestType = huawei.hms.location.HMS_LOCATION_GEOFENCEREQUEST;
let initType = requestType.EXIT_INIT_CONVERSION | requestType.ENTER_INIT_CONVERSION | requestType.DWELL_INIT_CONVERSION;
console.log('createGeofenceList...', 'params=', JSON.stringify(list), 'init type=', initType);

huawei.hms.location.locationGeofenceService.createGeofenceList(list, initType);

remove a geofence through PendingIntent

removeWithIntent(): void

Example:

huawei.hms.location.locationGeofenceService.once(huawei.hms.location.HMS_LOCATION_EVENT_LISTENER_NAME.HMS_REMOVE_GEOFENCE_WITH_INTENT, (result) => {
    if (result.code === huawei.hms.location.LocationActivityService.StatusCode.success) {
        console.log('removeWithIntent...', 'success');
    } else {
        console.log('removeWithIntent...', 'fail:', result.errMsg);
    }
});

huawei.hms.location.locationGeofenceService.removeWithIntent();

Remove a geofence by geofence ID

removeWithID(removeID: string): void

Example:

huawei.hms.location.locationGeofenceService.once(huawei.hms.location.HMS_LOCATION_EVENT_LISTENER_NAME.HMS_REMOVE_GEOFENCE_WITH_ID, (result) => {
    if (result.code === huawei.hms.location.LocationActivityService.StatusCode.success) {
        console.log('removeWithID...', 'success');
    } else {
        console.log('removeWithID...', 'fail:', result.errMsg);
    }
});

var removeID = "ID1";
huawei.hms.location.locationGeofenceService.removeWithID(removeID);

API Reference

Please refer to the Location Kit - API Reference.

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