Airship exposes a very simple, high-level API for requesting location updates, through UALocation.
In Airship SDK 13.0, location services are part of an optional standalone framework, called AirshipLocation. In order to access Airship location services, first add a separate import statement in your code, as shown below.
You can ignore the import statement if you use CocoaPods.
To access the location instance, simply call the following method.
UALocation *location = UALocation.shared;
let location = UALocation.shared
Airship’s location framework relies on Apple’s significant-change location service, which lessens battery impact but requires always-on usage. See Getting the User’s Location for details.
Before you can access the user’s location, the user must authorize your
application via a location authorization prompt. For the authorization
prompt to display properly, you must add the
NSLocationAlwaysAndWhenInUseUsageDescription keys to your application’s info.plist.
UALocation.shared.isLocationUpdatesEnabled = true
UALocation.shared.locationUpdatesEnabled = YES;
When location updates are enabled for the first time it will prompt the user for permission. This behavior can
be changed by disabling
Allow Background Location
Once the app backgrounds, location updates will be suspended by default, then resumed again once
the app is foregrounded. To allow location updates to continue in the background, enable
UALocation.shared.isBackgroundLocationUpdatesAllowed = true
UALocation.shared.backgroundLocationUpdatesAllowed = YES;