10. Location Awareness with the Geolocation API

For years, websites have used location information to provide enhanced user experiences, such as where the closest store is or events in your area. The location data has been gathered by using a browser’s IP address and matching it in a database or just asking the user for their location. With smartphones and built-in GPS, there is a significant increase in apps that are location-aware. With HTML5 and the Geolocation API, there is an easy and fairly reliable method by which websites and web applications can access a browser’s location. In this chapter, you will learn about the Geolocation API objects and methods in a series of recipes to retrieve the browser device’s location information for use ...

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