GPS Location functionality - HTML Geolocation API

Mouth

Well-known member
With xF now a PWA, and mobile devices being the predominant UI device, it would be terrific to implement the HTML Geolocation API and make available current GPS location to xF functionality and add-on developers.

Pre-populate location is user account, locate members near me on members list, add current location to post/media/resource, 'check-in' within profile post/status, 'check-in' to a Resource item (where item has a location) etc.

And soooo many usages for this core functionality from add-on developers!
 
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btmgreg

Active member
Makes sense. No idea why this isn't a feature already. Users can still maintain privacy options where their location wouldn't be shown, or if the location is incorrect (VPN or something?) - They could edit.
 

Mouth

Well-known member
or if the location is incorrect (VPN or something?)
If they're allowing geolocation usage, it works off GPS and wifi signals available, so much more accurate than relying on IP address. eg. it still works with VPN's etc.
 

btmgreg

Active member
If they're allowing geolocation usage, it works off GPS and wifi signals available, so much more accurate than relying on IP address. eg. it still works with VPN's etc.
But that's the whole point of a vpn right? To mask the users location. I use a vpn through my WiFi. Still! Up voted.
 

Anatoliy

Well-known member
I have a local fishing related forum, and it would be super cool if my members could hit the "I'm fishing" button, and those who are fishing the same water body could "see" each other on a radar.
 
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