by himajabaratam | v0.1.3
A nativescript ios plugin to request location
npm i --save nativescript-location

NativeScript location plugin

A nativescript ios plugin to obtain location permission for ios 8 and above.


Run the following command from the root of your project

$ tns plugin add nativescript-location

This command automatically install the necessary ios files from the cocoapod github repository and adds as a dependency in your package.json file


There is an sample application at the folder "Sample". To run it (assuming you have nativescript plugin installed globally)

$ sudo npm install typescript -g
$ tsc
$ cd Example
$ tns plugin add ../

Run the application from your mac onto your iOS simulator by typing

$ tns emulate ios --device=iPhone\ 5s

Following code from Sample/app/main.js shows a way to listen to location permission changes

var nativeScriptLocationPermissionModule = require("nativescript-location");
var locationModule = require("location");
function pageLoaded(args) {
var page = args.object;
page.bindingContext = vmModule.mainViewModel;
var locationManager = new nativeScriptLocationPermissionModule.LocationManager();
locationModule.getLocation().then(function(location) {
//do something with the location obtained.
console.log("Failed "+reason);
exports.pageLoaded = pageLoaded;

Modify key NSLocationWhenInUseUsageDescription key in Info.plist to show your own message instead of "Need location when in use".