Google Gears for Windows Mobile gets Geolocation API

Google Gears, which is Google’s browser plug-in to deliver complex mobile web services on mobile devices, has just added a location-aware API. This API will be able to ascertain your location based either on your nearest cell tower or optionally the devices built-in GPS and make this information available via a javascript script to websites that implement the feature.

Windows Mobile is so far the only mobile operating system that can be Google Gears enabled, and as this video demonstration shows, the software can enable very useful features.

Read more about Google Gears Geolocation API at the Google Mobile blog here.



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