W3C Geolocation API: Adding "Where" to Web Applications

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Location aware websites, applications and devices can provide users with rich social connectivity, useful content, efficient movement around their environment, highly targeted advertising, and more. Building on this session from Web 2.0 Expo last year, we will discuss the new W3C Geolocation API, location-aware browsers and other available tools that can add location to websites and applications.

While most devices now have functionality which make location determination possible, understanding these technologies and how they can be deployed into mobile devices and websites can be complicated.

In this session, we will discuss the technical details of the APIs available to help location-enable your websites, and how to deploy them. These tools include the W3C Geolocation API, Mozilla’s Geode, the Loki Plugin, and Google’s My Location.

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Ryan Sarver


Ryan is currently the Director of Platform at Twitter where he works with developers building myriad of experiences on top of 140 characters. Prior to Twitter, he was the Director of Consumer Products at Skyhook Wireless where he led product initiatives that leveraged the WPS platform in consumer applications and experiences. Ryan was also one of the founding members of the W3C Geolocation API Working Group. He is an avid fan of hockey and wine.

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Ryan Sarver
04/02/2009 3:04am PDT

Dennis, thanks for the note. Here is a link to the presentation on SlideShare bit.ly/w2e-geolocation

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Dennis Lembree
04/02/2009 2:35am PDT

Lots of great information and resources, thank you. Can you provide a link to your presentation?

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