mamrezo mamrezo - 5 months ago 21
Objective-C Question

How can I get current location from user in iOS

How can I get the current location from user in iOS?

Answer

The answer of RedBlueThing worked quite well for me. Here is some sample code of how I did it.

Header

#import <UIKit/UIKit.h>
#import <CoreLocation/CoreLocation.h>

@interface yourController : UIViewController <CLLocationManagerDelegate> {
    CLLocationManager *locationManager;
}

@end

MainFile

In the init method

locationManager = [[CLLocationManager alloc] init];
locationManager.delegate = self;
locationManager.distanceFilter = kCLDistanceFilterNone;
locationManager.desiredAccuracy = kCLLocationAccuracyBest;
[locationManager startUpdatingLocation];

Callback function

- (void)locationManager:(CLLocationManager *)manager didUpdateToLocation:(CLLocation *)newLocation fromLocation:(CLLocation *)oldLocation {
    NSLog(@"OldLocation %f %f", oldLocation.coordinate.latitude, oldLocation.coordinate.longitude);
    NSLog(@"NewLocation %f %f", newLocation.coordinate.latitude, newLocation.coordinate.longitude);
}

iOS 6

In iOS 6 the delegate function was deprecated. The new delegate is

- (void)locationManager:(CLLocationManager *)manager didUpdateLocations:(NSArray *)locations

Therefore to get the new position use

[locations lastObject]

iOS 8

In iOS 8 the permission should be explicitly asked before starting to update location

locationManager = [[CLLocationManager alloc] init];
locationManager.delegate = self;
locationManager.distanceFilter = kCLDistanceFilterNone;
locationManager.desiredAccuracy = kCLLocationAccuracyBest;

if ([[[UIDevice currentDevice] systemVersion] floatValue] >= 8.0)
    [self.locationManager requestWhenInUseAuthorization];

[locationManager startUpdatingLocation];

You also have to add a string for the NSLocationAlwaysUsageDescription or NSLocationWhenInUseUsageDescription keys to the app's Info.plist. Otherwise calls to startUpdatingLocation will be ignored and your delegate will not receive any callback.