mandag den 25. august 2008

Google’s New Geolocation API for Gears

Google skyder igen - få svaret på hvor du er uden brug af GPS.

Google fires back at Yahoo's FireEagle. Get a fix without the use of GPS.

The Gears Geolocation API provides a way to get a more precise estimate of a user’s location. On mobile devices with Gears installed, the Geolocation API can use the cell-ID of nearby cell towers or on-board GPS (if either is available) to improve the postion fix. In the near future, we’ll be adding data from your WiFi connection to improve accuracy even further, on both desktop and mobile. In all cases, Gears takes care of assimilating the results from each source and returning the best available position estimate.


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