GeoIp

HTML5 geolocation

1 year 1 month ago #75841

Danny Malouin's Avatar Danny Malouin

Hi,

Was wondering if you've considered using HTML5 Geolocation to identify where visitors are physically ?

This would make your GEOIP extension much more powerful in my humble opinion ?

Look forward to your answer

Thanks
Danny

1 year 1 month ago #75849

Peter van Westen's Avatar Peter van Westen Admin

The GeoIP library is used for server side (php level) checks.
So I don't see what the HTML5 stuff has to do with that.

The HTML5 stuff is down to you or the template (frontend implementation).

1 year 1 month ago #75851

Danny Malouin's Avatar Danny Malouin

Hi Peter,
Thanks for the quick reply
HTML5 geolocalisation uses a mix of Google Location data + GPS (if one is on the device).
It would be much more specific in terms of identifying where the visitor is.
GeoIP alone is not that reliable as it bases the visitors locations on his/her IP which mean's that there's a large ratio of these that are simply the ISP's IP; mine for instance is Montreal city when in fact I am about an hour out of Montreal, my Android device sometimes shows me in a completely different region too.
HTML5's geolocation would know exactly where I am (presuming the user didn't block that option on his/her browser).
I would see a word where your module extensions offer an HTML5 Geolocation filtering option versus the GEOIP (or in tandem)
Danny

1 year 1 month ago #75852

Peter van Westen's Avatar Peter van Westen Admin

Yes. See my previous reply.

1 year 1 month ago #75853

Danny Malouin's Avatar Danny Malouin

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