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Google Chrome Becomes Location Aware

RiyAndroid [PersonRank 8]

Thursday, March 4, 2010
10 years ago2,386 views

<< Google just launched the latest developer version of Chrome, which now includes preliminary support for Google's geolocation API. Google's Geolocation API allows developers to pinpoint your computer's location by looking at the WiFi networks around you,

similar to SkyHook's technology that is part of Apple's OSX and iPhone OS. For now, this new feature is still hidden behind a command line toggle and only available in the developer builds for Windows and OSX Leopard (it doesn't work on Snow Leopard yet).
To enable these built-in geolocation features, you have to run the browser with "--enable-geolocation." It's typical for Google to first hide these features behind a command line toggle before exposing them to a wider group of testers. The Chrome team also notes that the geolocation UI is still incomplete and that Chrome will forget the permissions you set.>> ...

Mrrix32 [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Also works on Linux (Tested on Ubuntu 9.10 64bit)

_Locations given by browser_
Firefox: 1 mile away
Chrome: 50 miles away

ArpitNext [PersonRank 7]

10 years ago #

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