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Does anyone know if any known issues with location tracking using Android's in china?

We will be implementing OpenStreetMap API. Android OS will track user location and send the info to the map. We are not sure if there are specific restrictions in China region regarding location tracking using Google Play services location APIs (which is Android OS location tracking service).

Any comments would be appreciated!

Thank you


asked 07 Dec '17, 01:11

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You likely need to ask on an Android developers forum or google themselves for a proper answer, it could well be that due to the government required warping of location information in China that anything officially sanctioned will not really work with OSM data.

Note: while google wants you to use the google play services to obtain location information (for obvious reasons). You don't actually have to and can simply use The disadvantage is that you wont have access to the bells and whistles, but on the other hand wont be giving google your users data and wont be dependent on them.

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answered 07 Dec '17, 09:58

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