Background Geolocation


Does Capacitor support background geolocation at this point? If so, which plugins are to be used: Capacitor’s Geolocation and/or Background Task plugin or a Cordova plugin?


Not yet, it’s something on our list of things to support. Have you tried an existing Cordova background geo plugin to see if that would work?


For my proof of concept app, I’m using the Background geolocation plugin from Transistor Software with React Native. The plugin costs money but it has been well worth it. It works flawlessly and the developer provides prompt support.

I tried using the Cordova version of this plugin with Capacitor but it does not work. I spoke with the plugin developer and he says the plugin requires install variables so it is not compatible with Capacitor at this time.