Android Getting location updates in a BroadcastReceiver


Example

First create a BroadcastReceiver class to handle the incoming Location updates:

public class LocationReceiver extends BroadcastReceiver implements Constants {

    @Override
     public void onReceive(Context context, Intent intent) {

        if (LocationResult.hasResult(intent)) {
            LocationResult locationResult = LocationResult.extractResult(intent);
            Location location = locationResult.getLastLocation();
            if (location != null) {
                // Do something with your location
            } else {
                Log.d(LocationReceiver.class.getSimpleName(), "*** location object is null ***");
            }
        }
    }
}

Then when you connect to the GoogleApiClient in the onConnected callback:

@Override
public void onConnected(Bundle connectionHint) {
    Intent backgroundIntent = new Intent(this, LocationReceiver.class);
    mBackgroundPendingIntent = backgroundPendingIntent.getBroadcast(getApplicationContext(), LOCATION_REUEST_CODE, backgroundIntent, PendingIntent.FLAG_CANCEL_CURRENT);
    mFusedLocationProviderApi.requestLocationUpdates(mLocationClient, mLocationRequest, backgroundPendingIntent);
}

Don't forget to remove the location update intent in the appropriate lifecycle callback:

@Override
public void onDestroy() {
    if (servicesAvailable && mLocationClient != null) {
        if (mLocationClient.isConnected()) {
            fusedLocationProviderApi.removeLocationUpdates(mLocationClient, backgroundPendingIntent);
            // Destroy the current location client
            mLocationClient = null;
        } else {
            mLocationClient.unregisterConnectionCallbacks(this);
            mLocationClient = null;
        }
    }
    super.onDestroy();
}