Real-time Asset Tracking Asset trackers are an often required application for any company that has trucks, buses, or other assets that are on the move. It will show the Hello World screen. Before we get into the code though, let's set up strings. The Tracker application will track the device's location, and store it in Firebase. Next we'll go back to TrackerService and look at the loginToFirebase and requestLocationUpdates methods. I began this project mainly to see if I can integrate all the different pieces of hardware and software to make a workable solution, and it took some time, but finally when everything was said and done, it looked pretty cool. In , which identify where a device is located on a map.
This is what our app will look like: Setup Tutorial Assets For this tutorial, we presume you are working with an Android application running Version 23 Marshmallow or higher, as this tutorial is intended primarily for mobile devices. CustomSharedPreference; public class RouteService extends Service implements GoogleApiClient. You can use features like Map Markers and Polylines which allow you to place friendly markers and flight paths on the map at the location s you specify. That's the Display application set up with a Google Map as the main activity, and Firebase configured. We didn't need to draw the complete routes again. I am drawing whole route again.
You can manage your credentials in the. To do this, we can use a persistent notification that shuts the app down when the notification is tapped. When we successfully log in to Firebase, we then initiate the request to track the device's location, via the requestLocationUpdates method - let's fill that out next. Your Google map key also helps Google to keep track of the number of request coming from your app. Pin 2 is the Rx pin, pin 3 is the Tx pin. It will subscribe to the Firebase Realtime Database, so that it is notified each time one of the device's location is updated.
To simulate this, you can access the. Open the MapTrackingActivity class and add the code below to it. Replace the code in TrackerService. Click the continue button to proceed. It should show a marker at the location your Tracker app reported. The code for the example used in this tutorial series is available in our GitHub repository. Once the service is started, the activity can then shut down via the finish method since it's no longer needed.
Follow the instructions to install them. Starting from android 6, location request are run time permission which the user will grant or deny while using the app. The RouteService class implements the GoogleApiClient OnConnectionCallbacks, OnConnectionFailedListener and LocationListener. If you're developing this sitting at your computer with one device, you won't see the full experience of multiple devices being tracked and moving around the map. Every request your application send to Google Map Server requires a unique key that will be used to identify your application.
This allows you to add and update entries in the database manually. Builder ; for Marker marker : mMarkers. Create and load a Google Map 2. If you are having hard time downloading the tutorial, kindly contact me. This file is stored in the values folder inside the res folder of your android project. What we are going to achieve 1. I can't find any reference to the power pin anywhere thanks! That will bring up the Android device chooser so you can choose where to run the app.
Replace user, host and password with your values. You can download the code for this tutorial below. Stack the two boards on top of the Arduino board. Tracking user location can be beneficial when you want to record the distance and route a user has gone through during exercise or other activities. The service starts when a user toggle the start tracking button and you can as well stop it with the button is the button uses a flag to tracking the state of the service class. At the time of writing, the relevant version is 11.
You should see the root folder view as shown below: 1. Let me know your thoughts please!! Next Steps With that, we now have our app set up. Finally, setMarker also creates a LatLngBounds variable using each of the marker locations, that we then use to animate the map's camera into a view that will show all of the markers at once. Save the file and move on to the next section. Follow the instructions to install it onto your python installation.