Mobile device location

The mobile app UI can request a mobile device's current location and store GPS coordinates in a string field.

Administrators can take advantage of mobile device tracking features such as GPS location by configuring a string field to use the current_location dictionary attribute. This attribute causes the mobile app UI to display a special icon to request the mobile device's current location.

Figure 1. Elements of the mobile UI: current location field

A current location field consists of the following elements.

Table 1. Elements of the mobile UI: current location field
UI element Description
String field Displays and stores GPS coordinates. The field can have any label you want.
Get current location Allows users to access the current location of the mobile device.

When users first interact with a current location field, the mobile app asks for permission to access the location of the mobile device.

Figure 2. Allow access to location

Users can change the mobile app's access to their location from their device Settings.

Figure 3. Location settings