Web 2 Expo: Geolocation API: Adding “Where” to Web Applications

By April 02, 2009 1 comment

Location can be a lot of things: latitude and longitude, area, address, intersection, place… But it especially has a higher relevancy by being a context. There are two primary location technologies: IP location and triangulat

ion. IP location is widely available but it is only accurate to the city level. Concerning triangulation, GPS, which has the opposite characteristics of WiFi, doesn’t work indoors, but is accurate in rural areas. A cell tower, like 3G, works where there is cell coverage, in most areas, but is very inaccurate.

Using location improves the context for the user and can change your business. 2009 will be the year of location in the browser.

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very good new , that sounds wonderful!
here I also have a good share:
there are many kinds of beautiful and useful consumer electronics that I like it very much!

Submitted by abby (not verified) - on April 09, 2009 at 02:30 am

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