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Beginning App Development with Parse and Phonegap by Stephan Alber, Wilkins Fernandez

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CHAPTER 9

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Location Services

Life isn’t only about where you’re going. It’s also about where you’re at.

There are three things you need to know about real estate:

  1. Location
  2. Location
  3. Location

For mobile, it’s not all about location, but it sure counts. Terms like SoLoMo (Social-Local-Mobile) have been formative for the app industry in the last few years. It’s not the Holy Grail, but a part of it. And after adding the SOcial part into your MObile application, we’ll show how to implement the LOcation part.

The geolocation plug-in is the perfect example for PhoneGap’s goal, or let’s call it “theory;” using or pioneering open web standards. It follows ...

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