Geolocation in the mobile web browser

Mattias Rost*, Henriette Cramer, Nicolas Belloni, Lars Erik Holmquist

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Current mobile browser capabilities make it possible to quickly develop advanced mobile location based services without having to write device specific software, or build custom hardware. We here describe three web applications exploring using location within mobile browsers (TågAlong, NearMe and LocalURL). These explorations show clear potential for using geolocation in the web browser in order to reach a larger user base, with a greater variety of devices, thus allowing for UbiComp researchers to explore the effects of specific services and applications on a larger scale. We discuss the services, as well as the potential and challenges with using the user's location directly in the browser.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUbiComp'10 - 2010 ACM Conference on Ubiquitous Computing - Adjunct Proceedings
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)9781450302838
Publication statusPublished - 26 Sept 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event12th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing, UbiComp 2010 - Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 26 Sept 201029 Sept 2010


Conference12th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing, UbiComp 2010


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