Tag Archives: Geolocation

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No HTTPS? Then say goodbye to geolocation in Chrome 50!

Do you use the Geolocation API in your web app? Then you need HTTPS, or it’s going to stop working later this year. Starting with Chrome version 50, the geolocation API will no longer work for insecure origins. This means that unless you’ve set up HTTPS on your site, it won’t work anymore. Why does...

Bluetooth beacons beckon bold builders

Bluetooth beacons have always been an alluring prospect for developers. Small, cheap and with a long battery life, they brim with potential save for one fatal flaw: they generally require users to have an app installed on their device to be noticed. Without a beacon-aware app, their presence generally goes unnoticed entirely...

Using the Google Maps API to display mobile-friendly maps on all devices

In this article we show how to embed a Google Map in a web page so that it will be mobile-friendly and work on all devices, including low-end devices without JavaScript support. To do this, we'll use the Google Maps API for high-end devices that can handle JavaScript, and for low-end we make use of the simpler Google Static Maps API...

Geo-sorting: Using Device Geolocation to Sort by Distance

In this article we take a look at how location information can be used to sort a list of items on a webpage. This might be useful for local search results; for example 'Restaurants near me' type searches, or for sorting a predefined list of locations such as a company's office locations in order of distance from the user...

FIFA World Cup Mobile Site

As World Cup fever begins to take hold (even for those of us from countries that didn't qualify), I've inevitably found myself drawn into the competition, multi-screen style. Having access to an array of fixtures, groups, stats, team line-ups and so on at my fingertips has definitely added to my experience of the event...

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