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Mobile device location

Mobile device location

Administrators can set up the mobile app UI to request a current location for a mobile device and store GPS coordinates in a string field.

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 current location of the mobile device.

Figure 1. Elements of the mobile UI: current location field
Mobile app screenshot showing the location field on a form

GPS coordinates are stored in the string field. Administrators can assign any label they want to this field.

Get current location allows the app to access the current location of your mobile device.

Current location field asks for permissions to use your current location the first time you use that option.

Change the app access to location from your device Settings.

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