Create location-aware web applications in an Instant using the Javascript Geolocation API with Packt’s new eBook.

June 2013 | Open Source, Web Development

Instant HTML5 Geolocation How-to, is a new book from Packt that will teach readers how to retrieve the location information their application needs, across multiple devices and platforms. They will also discover how geolocation works on the web, and when to use it.

About the Author:

Ben Werdmuller is a web developer, product manager, and entrepreneur. He co-founded Elgg, an open source social networking platform used by organizations such as NASA, the World Bank, and Oxfam. Currently, he serves as the CTO of latakoo.com, an enterprise platform for sending, storing, and sharing videos and large files.

Instant HTML5 Geolocation How-to is a simple guide to adding location information to web applications. With the help of practical, easy-to-follow recipes, readers will learn the ins and outs of the API; how to use it, how it works, and how to save and display geographic information on the Web. Beginning with a solid grounding in how the Geolocation API works and when to use it, this book shows how to determine, store, display, and track the user’s location via a series of clear recipes.

Readers will also learn the different ways that location is determined on different devices, including desktops and laptops that don’t have GPS units, and how to selectively use these different behaviors based on the speed, accuracy, and battery life requirements of their application. This book also provides some tips and hints about using MySQL databases to store sets of location data.

Web developers with a general understanding of web technologies, who want to incorporate geolocation technology into their applications, will find this book useful. For more information, please visit: http://www.packtpub.com/html5-geolocation-how-to/book

Instant HTML5 Geolocation How-to
Write location-aware applications for the mobile web

For more information, please visit: http://www.packtpub.com/html5-geolocation-how-to/book

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