Thursday, May 23, 2024

HTML5 Geolocation Primer Announced by Mozilla Hacks Blog

The folks at the Mozilla Hacks blog recently delved into HTML5 geolocation by presenting a screencast overview of the HTML5 Geolocation API. Mozilla Hacks’ video was created for developers who are competing in Mozilla’s September developer derby contest.

By using the HTML5 Geolocation API, developers can determine a user’s location using the web browser. No additional apps or plug-ins are required, as long as the browser being used is modern. Although most geolocation tools are associated with native mobile applications, the HTML5 Geolocation API allows web apps to include the same functionality.

Browser that are not capable of using the Geolocation API are able to use JavaScript-based polyfills to achieve similar functionality.

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