Location Detection

This is a PHP, HTML5 & JavaScript example of how your site can be location aware!

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Step by step guide to geolocation enabling your site:

Location detection with HTML5 is pretty simple. Browsers either support navigator.geolocation or they don't. If they do you can open up a whole world of local information to your users plus log a deeper and more geographic level of statistics server side.

  1. JavaScript: Find out if navigator.geolocation is supported by the browser
  2. JavaScript: If yes use the geolocation API to get the latitude and longitude values
  3. JavaScript: Send latitude and longitude values to a server side script for processing
  4. PHP: Query the Google Maps API to reverse geocode the latitude and longitude
  5. PHP: Parse the resulting XML location data from the Google Maps API
  6. PHP: Use these values to find local information to show your visitors. Could be from a database or remote API.
  7. JavaScript: Update the page with data output by the server side script to offer your visitors local content!

Download Mobile Location Detection code to add geolocation enable your website.

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