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  • Opera tells dev build where you are

    Mar 27 2009, 2:14 di Milkshake8

    Following in the footsteps of Mozilla and the latest Firefox beta, Opera Software has released a developer build of its Norwegian web browser that .

    The new Opera "technology preview" includes the W3C's Geolocation API, a way for websites to request your physical location - and for you to give it. If you think that's a good idea.

    The idea is that web apps will use this API spec to provide you information specific to your particular place on the planet. A restaurant review site could instantly serve up a list of nearby coffee shops. A weather site could provide the local forecast.

    This fall, rolled the API into a add-on dubbed Geode, and it's now part of the new Firefox 3.1 beta, released earlier this month.

    Like Mozilla's, Opera's API taps into a positioning system from an outfit called Skyhook Wireless. Skyhook's Loki service using Gps, WiFi signals, or cell phone towers.