Airship exposes a very simple, high-level API for requesting location updates, through UALocation .
In Airship SDK 11.0, location services are now part of an optional framework, called AirshipLocationKit. In order to access the module, first add a separate import statement in your code, as shown below.
To access the module instance, simply call the following method.
let location = UALocation.shared
UALocation *location = [UALocation sharedLocation];
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
key to your application's info.plist.
UALocation.shared()?.isLocationUpdatesEnabled = true
[UALocation sharedLocation].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 sharedLocation].backgroundLocationUpdatesAllowed = YES;