In the Android emulator not that long ago you could give it a longitude and latitude for testing location based apps. They’ve now made location control more user friendly by providing a map on which you can tap to set your location. My guess is that most developers find this anything other than helpful as we want to provide a precise location.
You can do this using the Android console. I always forget the exact steps required so this is a reminder for my future self for the next time I need to do this:
➜ ~ cat ~/.emulator_console_auth_token rWLLmxgfZpw0sb4D% ➜ ~ telnet localhost 5554 Trying ::1... Connected to localhost. Escape character is '^]'. Android Console: Authentication required Android Console: type 'auth
' to authenticate Android Console: you can find your in '/Users/matt/.emulator_console_auth_token' OK auth rWLLmxgfZpw0sb4D Android Console: type 'help' for a list of commands OK geo fix -2.568001 51.809137
(geo fix requires latitude and then longitude, rather than the more usual way around)