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Pass geo location from mobile to website?

Posted on 2010-09-21
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Hi,

I am wondering if this is possible, and, if it is, is it difficult (i.e. how many development hours approximately should it take):

To have a mobile phone (android phone/iphone) app, where the user hits a button that opens a web page, the phone passes the its geographical location to the website, such that it can be used by google maps (i.e. the mapping happens in the browser, not in the maps app on the phone, but based on the phone's location).

Thanks very much for any info.

Andrey
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my understanding is that it should involve some sort of HTTP request to send the data and GPS interface to get the coordinates.

with google, you can just build a HTTP GET request and use browser control to display the map.

I guess in both Android and iPhone it should be fairly simple. iPhone development is more cumbersome, but if you know how to do it then it's not a big deal.

so answering your question, for average developer it should take 1-2 hours - ie 10 minutes to write the code, the rest to debug it :)
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Makes sense. I forgot you can pass coordinates, rather than address info! Thanks.

Andrey
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