Get Current Location in Android Studio using Kotlin

Sometimes, we need to add the current location of the users to the project, that’s why we are creating this small project for you. Hello coders, welcome to Techpass Master, In this post, we’re going to learn, How to Get Current Location in Android Studio using Kotlin programming language. This project will help you to get the current location of the users, so without any further discussion let’s start building the project πŸ™‚

Get Current Location in Android Studio using Kotlin

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First, you have to need to create a project to get your current location, below are the steps you can follow step by step.

Step 1: Create A Project For Real time location

  • Start a new Android Studio Project.
  • Select empty Activity and click Next.
  • Project Name: RealTimeLocation.
  • Choose Language: Kotlin.
  • Now click Finish.
  • Your project is ready now.

After building the project, you will see your project is ready to start building an app.:

Step 2: Enable View Binding

buildFeatures{
viewBinding=true
}

Step 3: Add Permission

Go to your android studio project. Open AndroidManifest.xml and add INTERNET permission for network requests and LOCATION permission for the location.

<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.INTERNET" />
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE" />
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION" />

Now we are going to design a layout for showing the current latitude, longitude, Country Name, Locality, and Address.

Step 4: Open Main XML Layout and Write UI Code

Now open activity_main.xml and add the below code. In this layout, we’ll design the UI of the Real time location App.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>

<!--    Created by Techpass Master.-->
<!--    Website - www.techpassmaster.com-->
<!--    Youtube - Techpass Master-->

<androidx.constraintlayout.widget.ConstraintLayout xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
    xmlns:app="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res-auto"
    xmlns:tools="http://schemas.android.com/tools"
    android:layout_width="match_parent"
    android:layout_height="match_parent"
    tools:context=".MainActivity">

    <TextView
        android:id="@+id/tvTitle"
        android:layout_width="match_parent"
        android:layout_height="wrap_content"
        android:layout_marginTop="14dp"
        android:fontFamily="cursive"
        android:gravity="center"
        android:text="--- Get Current Location ---"
        android:textColor="#651FFF"
        android:textSize="28sp"
        android:textStyle="bold"
        app:layout_constraintEnd_toEndOf="parent"
        app:layout_constraintStart_toStartOf="parent"
        app:layout_constraintTop_toTopOf="parent" />

    <TextView
        android:id="@+id/tv_latitude"
        android:layout_width="match_parent"
        android:layout_height="wrap_content"
        android:layout_marginTop="42dp"
        android:gravity="center"
        android:text="Latitude"
        android:textColor="@color/black"
        android:textSize="16sp"
        app:layout_constraintEnd_toEndOf="parent"
        app:layout_constraintLeft_toLeftOf="parent"
        app:layout_constraintTop_toBottomOf="@+id/tvTitle" />

    <TextView
        android:id="@+id/tv_longitude"
        android:layout_width="wrap_content"
        android:layout_height="wrap_content"
        android:layout_marginTop="42dp"
        android:text="Longitude"
        android:textColor="@color/black"
        android:textSize="16sp"
        app:layout_constraintEnd_toEndOf="parent"
        app:layout_constraintStart_toStartOf="parent"
        app:layout_constraintTop_toBottomOf="@+id/tv_latitude" />

    <TextView
        android:id="@+id/tv_countryName"
        android:layout_width="match_parent"
        android:layout_height="wrap_content"
        android:layout_marginTop="42dp"
        android:gravity="center"
        android:text="Country Name"
        android:textColor="@color/black"
        android:textSize="16sp"
        app:layout_constraintEnd_toEndOf="parent"
        app:layout_constraintLeft_toLeftOf="parent"
        app:layout_constraintTop_toBottomOf="@+id/tv_longitude" />

    <TextView
        android:id="@+id/tv_Locality"
        android:layout_width="match_parent"
        android:layout_height="wrap_content"
        android:layout_marginTop="42dp"
        android:gravity="center"
        android:text="Locality"
        android:textColor="@color/black"
        android:textSize="16sp"
        app:layout_constraintEnd_toEndOf="parent"
        app:layout_constraintStart_toStartOf="parent"
        app:layout_constraintTop_toBottomOf="@+id/tv_countryName" />

    <TextView
        android:id="@+id/tv_address"
        android:layout_width="match_parent"
        android:layout_height="wrap_content"
        android:layout_marginTop="42dp"
        android:gravity="center"
        android:text="Address"
        android:textColor="@color/black"
        android:textSize="16sp"
        app:layout_constraintEnd_toEndOf="parent"
        app:layout_constraintLeft_toLeftOf="parent"
        app:layout_constraintTop_toBottomOf="@+id/tv_Locality" />

    <Button
        android:id="@+id/btn_location"
        android:layout_width="wrap_content"
        android:layout_height="wrap_content"
        android:text="Get My Current Location"
        android:textAllCaps="false"
        android:textSize="16sp"
        app:layout_constraintBottom_toBottomOf="parent"
        app:layout_constraintEnd_toEndOf="parent"
        android:layout_marginBottom="16dp"
        app:layout_constraintStart_toStartOf="parent" />
</androidx.constraintlayout.widget.ConstraintLayout>

After adding the above (XML) code, let’s write the logic to get the real-time location.

Step 5: Open Main Activity and Write Logic for Location

First, we will bind the layout to the activity.

private lateinit var mainBinding: ActivityMainBinding
override fun onCreate(savedInstanceState: Bundle?) {
        super.onCreate(savedInstanceState)
        
	mainBinding = ActivityMainBinding.inflate(layoutInflater)
        setContentView(mainBinding.root)
    }

After binding the layout, we have to initialize the location services for the location, for that just you have to create a variable (mFusedLocationClient).

private lateinit var mFusedLocationClient: FusedLocationProviderClient
Now initialize the location service.
override fun onCreate(savedInstanceState: Bundle?) {
        super.onCreate(savedInstanceState)
        mainBinding = ActivityMainBinding.inflate(layoutInflater)
        setContentView(mainBinding.root)
        mFusedLocationClient = LocationServices.getFusedLocationProviderClient(this)
    }

Now, we will check whether the location is enabled or not for that we have to create a function- isLocationEnabled(). This function will be responsible to check whether the location is enabled or not and it will return the true/false value.

 private fun isLocationEnabled(): Boolean {
        val locationManager: LocationManager =
            getSystemService(Context.LOCATION_SERVICE) as LocationManager
        return locationManager.isProviderEnabled(LocationManager.GPS_PROVIDER) || locationManager.isProviderEnabled(
            LocationManager.NETWORK_PROVIDER
        )
    }

Now, we have to create the function and override the function for checking the permission.

 private fun checkPermissions(): Boolean {
        if (ActivityCompat.checkSelfPermission(
                this,
                Manifest.permission.ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION
            ) == PackageManager.PERMISSION_GRANTED &&
            ActivityCompat.checkSelfPermission(
                this,
                Manifest.permission.ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION
            ) == PackageManager.PERMISSION_GRANTED
        ) {
            return true
        }
        return false
    }
    private fun requestPermissions() {
        ActivityCompat.requestPermissions(
            this,
            arrayOf(
                Manifest.permission.ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION,
                Manifest.permission.ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION
            ),
            permissionId
        )
    }
    @SuppressLint("MissingSuperCall")
    override fun onRequestPermissionsResult(
        requestCode: Int,
        permissions: Array<String>,
        grantResults: IntArray
    ) {
        if (requestCode == permissionId) {
            if ((grantResults.isNotEmpty() && grantResults[0] == PackageManager.PERMISSION_GRANTED)) {
                getLocation()
            }
        }
    }

After checking the permission, we’ve to create one more function (getLocation()) which will be responsible to check permission and location, if permission is not granted then it will request you to grant the permission.

@SuppressLint("MissingPermission", "SetTextI18n")
    private fun getLocation() {
        if (checkPermissions()) {
            if (isLocationEnabled()) {
                mFusedLocationClient.lastLocation.addOnCompleteListener(this) { task ->
                    val location: Location? = task.result
                    if (location != null) {
                        val geocoder = Geocoder(this, Locale.getDefault())
                        val list: List<Address> =
                            geocoder.getFromLocation(location.latitude, location.longitude, 1)
                        mainBinding.apply {
                            tvLatitude.text = "Latitude\n${list[0].latitude}"
                            tvLongitude.text = "Longitude\n${list[0].longitude}"
                            tvCountryName.text = "Country Name\n${list[0].countryName}"
                            tvLocality.text = "Locality\n${list[0].locality}"
                            tvAddress.text = "Address\n${list[0].getAddressLine(0)}"
                        }
                    }
                }
            } else {
                Toast.makeText(this, "Please turn on location", Toast.LENGTH_LONG).show()
                val intent = Intent(Settings.ACTION_LOCATION_SOURCE_SETTINGS)
                startActivity(intent)
            }
        } else {
            requestPermissions()
        }
    }

After creating the all thing, we have to need to perform a click listener, this listener is responsible for to call getCurrent() function.

override fun onCreate(savedInstanceState: Bundle?) {
        super.onCreate(savedInstanceState)
        mainBinding = ActivityMainBinding.inflate(layoutInflater)
        setContentView(mainBinding.root)
        mFusedLocationClient = LocationServices.getFusedLocationProviderClient(this)
	this listner is responsoble to call getCurrent fuction //
        mainBinding.btnLocation.setOnClickListener {
            getLocation()
        }
    }

Complete code of the Get current location.

activity_main.xml

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>

<!--    Created by Techpass Master.-->
<!--    Website - www.techpassmaster.com-->
<!--    Youtube - Techpass Master-->

<androidx.constraintlayout.widget.ConstraintLayout xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
    xmlns:app="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res-auto"
    xmlns:tools="http://schemas.android.com/tools"
    android:layout_width="match_parent"
    android:layout_height="match_parent"
    tools:context=".MainActivity">

    <TextView
        android:id="@+id/tvTitle"
        android:layout_width="match_parent"
        android:layout_height="wrap_content"
        android:layout_marginTop="14dp"
        android:fontFamily="cursive"
        android:gravity="center"
        android:text="--- Get Current Location ---"
        android:textColor="#651FFF"
        android:textSize="28sp"
        android:textStyle="bold"
        app:layout_constraintEnd_toEndOf="parent"
        app:layout_constraintStart_toStartOf="parent"
        app:layout_constraintTop_toTopOf="parent" />

    <TextView
        android:id="@+id/tv_latitude"
        android:layout_width="match_parent"
        android:layout_height="wrap_content"
        android:layout_marginTop="42dp"
        android:gravity="center"
        android:text="Latitude"
        android:textColor="@color/black"
        android:textSize="16sp"
        app:layout_constraintEnd_toEndOf="parent"
        app:layout_constraintLeft_toLeftOf="parent"
        app:layout_constraintTop_toBottomOf="@+id/tvTitle" />

    <TextView
        android:id="@+id/tv_longitude"
        android:layout_width="wrap_content"
        android:layout_height="wrap_content"
        android:layout_marginTop="42dp"
        android:text="Longitude"
        android:textColor="@color/black"
        android:textSize="16sp"
        app:layout_constraintEnd_toEndOf="parent"
        app:layout_constraintStart_toStartOf="parent"
        app:layout_constraintTop_toBottomOf="@+id/tv_latitude" />

    <TextView
        android:id="@+id/tv_countryName"
        android:layout_width="match_parent"
        android:layout_height="wrap_content"
        android:layout_marginTop="42dp"
        android:gravity="center"
        android:text="Country Name"
        android:textColor="@color/black"
        android:textSize="16sp"
        app:layout_constraintEnd_toEndOf="parent"
        app:layout_constraintLeft_toLeftOf="parent"
        app:layout_constraintTop_toBottomOf="@+id/tv_longitude" />

    <TextView
        android:id="@+id/tv_Locality"
        android:layout_width="match_parent"
        android:layout_height="wrap_content"
        android:layout_marginTop="42dp"
        android:gravity="center"
        android:text="Locality"
        android:textColor="@color/black"
        android:textSize="16sp"
        app:layout_constraintEnd_toEndOf="parent"
        app:layout_constraintStart_toStartOf="parent"
        app:layout_constraintTop_toBottomOf="@+id/tv_countryName" />
    <TextView
        android:id="@+id/tv_address"
        android:layout_width="match_parent"
        android:layout_height="wrap_content"
        android:layout_marginTop="42dp"
        android:gravity="center"
        android:text="Address"
        android:textColor="@color/black"
        android:textSize="16sp"
        app:layout_constraintEnd_toEndOf="parent"
        app:layout_constraintLeft_toLeftOf="parent"
        app:layout_constraintTop_toBottomOf="@+id/tv_Locality" />

    <Button
        android:id="@+id/btn_location"
        android:layout_width="wrap_content"
        android:layout_height="wrap_content"
        android:text="Get My Current Location"
        android:textAllCaps="false"
        android:textSize="16sp"
        app:layout_constraintBottom_toBottomOf="parent"
        app:layout_constraintEnd_toEndOf="parent"
        android:layout_marginBottom="16dp"
        app:layout_constraintStart_toStartOf="parent" />
</androidx.constraintlayout.widget.ConstraintLayout>

MainActivity.kt

package com.techpassmaster.getcurrentlocationkotlin
import android.Manifest
import android.annotation.SuppressLint
import android.content.Context
import android.content.Intent
import android.content.pm.PackageManager
import android.location.Address
import android.location.Geocoder
import android.location.Location
import android.location.LocationManager
import android.os.Bundle
import android.provider.Settings
import android.widget.Toast
import androidx.appcompat.app.AppCompatActivity
import androidx.core.app.ActivityCompat
import com.google.android.gms.location.FusedLocationProviderClient
import com.google.android.gms.location.LocationServices
import com.techpassmaster.getcurrentlocationkotlin.databinding.ActivityMainBinding
import java.util.*

class MainActivity : AppCompatActivity() {

    private lateinit var mainBinding: ActivityMainBinding
    private lateinit var mFusedLocationClient: FusedLocationProviderClient
    private val permissionId = 2

    override fun onCreate(savedInstanceState: Bundle?) {
        super.onCreate(savedInstanceState)
        mainBinding = ActivityMainBinding.inflate(layoutInflater)
        setContentView(mainBinding.root)
        mFusedLocationClient = LocationServices.getFusedLocationProviderClient(this)
        mainBinding.btnLocation.setOnClickListener {
            getLocation()
        }
    }

    @SuppressLint("MissingPermission", "SetTextI18n")
    private fun getLocation() {
        if (checkPermissions()) {
            if (isLocationEnabled()) {
                mFusedLocationClient.lastLocation.addOnCompleteListener(this) { task ->
                    val location: Location? = task.result
                    if (location != null) {
                        val geocoder = Geocoder(this, Locale.getDefault())
                        val list: List<Address> =
                            geocoder.getFromLocation(location.latitude, location.longitude, 1)
                        mainBinding.apply {
                            tvLatitude.text = "Latitude\n${list[0].latitude}"
                            tvLongitude.text = "Longitude\n${list[0].longitude}"
                            tvCountryName.text = "Country Name\n${list[0].countryName}"
                            tvLocality.text = "Locality\n${list[0].locality}"
                            tvAddress.text = "Address\n${list[0].getAddressLine(0)}"
                        }
                    }
                }
            } else {
                Toast.makeText(this, "Please turn on location", Toast.LENGTH_LONG).show()
                val intent = Intent(Settings.ACTION_LOCATION_SOURCE_SETTINGS)
                startActivity(intent)
            }
        } else {
            requestPermissions()
        }
    }

    private fun isLocationEnabled(): Boolean {
        val locationManager: LocationManager =
            getSystemService(Context.LOCATION_SERVICE) as LocationManager
        return locationManager.isProviderEnabled(LocationManager.GPS_PROVIDER) || locationManager.isProviderEnabled(
            LocationManager.NETWORK_PROVIDER
        )
    }

    private fun checkPermissions(): Boolean {
        if (ActivityCompat.checkSelfPermission(
                this,
                Manifest.permission.ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION
            ) == PackageManager.PERMISSION_GRANTED &&
            ActivityCompat.checkSelfPermission(
                this,
                Manifest.permission.ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION
            ) == PackageManager.PERMISSION_GRANTED
        ) {
            return true
        }
        return false
    }

    private fun requestPermissions() {
        ActivityCompat.requestPermissions(
            this,
            arrayOf(
                Manifest.permission.ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION,
                Manifest.permission.ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION
            ),
            permissionId
        )
    }

    @SuppressLint("MissingSuperCall")
    override fun onRequestPermissionsResult(
        requestCode: Int,
        permissions: Array<String>,
        grantResults: IntArray
    ) {
        if (requestCode == permissionId) {
            if ((grantResults.isNotEmpty() && grantResults[0] == PackageManager.PERMISSION_GRANTED)) {
                getLocation()
            }
        }
    }
}

Congratulations, all steps are done, now let’s run and test the application.

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