US: Google has announced three new location service APIs for Android that are meant to optimise the location-based functionality. The first of the APIs, Fused Location Provider, helps improve the accuracy of connected device”s pinpoint location by using all available sources including Wi-Fi, cellular data and GPS. It”s also said to preserve battery thanks to a low-power mode that uses only 1% of battery power per hour.
Additionally, increased functionality to geofencing capabilities will allow the platform to recognise users entering specific geographic zone and track connected activity so as to provide tailored content and services to users.
A streamlined cross-platform sign-in across all applications will also be added to Android, significantly reducing the number of security credentials needed to be stored and increasing the reach of the Google eco-system immeasurably.
Source: Know Your Mobile