jbhoo — 2012-06-05T20:31:22-04:00 — #1
I'm a web designer and developer and just got a phone call from a guy that had a puzzling request.
He wanted to know if I could make a one page website basically a contact page with just maybe a name and a comment area
that a person could fill out from their mobile phone and would send the message plus their location or co-ordinance to his phone if they were within 10 miles or so of his location, a Google map type thing I think.
Does anybody have an idea how or if this could be done and the best way to do? maybe point me to a good tutorial or website?
could you do this with HTML 5 geolocation?
If so could you point me to a good tutorial or website?
oddz — 2012-06-05T21:36:25-04:00 — #2
Possible yes. A pain in the @ss and probably not as simple as you or the client might think – yes. Remember though "HTML" geolocation targeting is not allowed unless the user accepts it.
jbhoo — 2012-06-05T22:30:07-04:00 — #3
yeah I didn't think it would be simple, if it was simple I wouldn't want to learn how to do it.
wwb_99 — 2012-06-10T20:55:34-04:00 — #4
If he is trying to be sly then it gets a bit trickier as they tend not to want to share location without user permission.
stevenhu — 2012-06-11T17:20:08-04:00 — #5
Please note that this app would not be accepted into the App Store on iTunes. You would need to make this as a web app if you want it on all devices.
mittineague — 2014-09-18T13:48:20-04:00 — #6
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