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Re: CoreLocation clone

From: Ivan Vučica
Subject: Re: CoreLocation clone
Date: Mon, 3 Jun 2013 23:38:23 +0200

I remember Nikolaus mentioning some work on CoreLocation in MySTEP:

From what I can tell, it's using GPS, and is implemented as client code in the 
framework, and the code actually talking to GTA04's hardware inside a daemon.

Regarding WiFi -- yes, at least iOS and OS X use wifi to do geolocation. 
There's several commercial outfits that provide this service to third parties; 
to my knowledge, Apple used to use SkyLink Wireless in iPhone 2G era while 
rolling out their own service. 

Google has their own service they use in at least Android, and I suspect also 
in Chrome; collecting data for it during capturing StreetView images got them 
in trouble in at least Germany. 

Google's API is called Google Maps Geolocation API, and it's a commercial 
"If you do not have a Maps API for Business agreement covering the Geolocation 
API, you may use a free quota of 100 requests per day for testing and 
development only."

I don't think that's usable in our case, especially since every application 
should include a distinct API key.

Unless there are free wifi hotspot databases out there, I don't think this can 
be done any other way except how Nikolaus did it: by reading information from 
an external GPS device.

On 3. 6. 2013., at 22:01, David Wetzel <address@hidden> wrote:

> Hi Guys,
> it could use the information from the wireless networks.
> The round button on locates me on about 10m.
> Greetings from Toronto
> David Wetzel
> On 3 Jun 2013, at 15:57, Gregory Casamento <address@hidden> wrote:
>> I wouldn't say it's useless on computers.   On computers I'm pretty sure it 
>> uses IP address geolocation.
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