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    using user's location info on a website from location aware devices?

    if you're making a website which allows someone to specify where they are (say for searching for something in their local area, by typing in address/postcode/longitude&lattitude coordintes for example), is there a way to allow location aware devices to make that info automatically available (presumably with the user's consent)?

    just wondering what the state of play is on that kind of thing?

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    Depends on the device and what API is made available.
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    right so you'd have to do it on a per device basis, there's no standard way at all of making a webpage which could do with location info be fillinable automatically by a device on the user's behalf.

    hang on minute, you mention api of the device. is that something you can make use of as a webpage maker? sounds like you'd need to make an app for the user's particular device. i suppose java applets are apps in a sense, maybe flash also, maybe javascript; in otherwords maybe you can embed an app to make use of api in webpage?

    anyway, doing it on a per device basis does not sound fun. so really it's a question of just allowing the user to specify their location and leaving them to fill it in regardless of whether their device is location aware or not.


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