Locking down GPS feature of android


This is perhaps not related to ODK. But just wanted to know if someone has done it.

I have the GPS question as mandatory in my form. But it is dependent on phone's GPS feature to be in enabled form. My field workers often don't enable that, or disable it on purpose. Is there any method to lock the location feature of phone in enabled state, through some admin action in android? So that the users could not disable it somehow? I know this is not related to ODK programming or app, but still asking if someone has done it.


I think this is a really good question and certainly one relevant to a lot of data collection campaigns. A similar one was asked at Make it mandatory to have GPS turned on to fill a form and there have already been some good ideas shared so I'll add to that thread. See you there!