Mobile Location On Labs

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The Mobile Location API provides you as a developer with client-side positioning. There are a number of ways to find the position of an end-user’s mobile phone, one of those is cell-ID which is the basis for this Mobile Location API. With cell-ID look-up you send the current cell-ID of the user's mobile phone and translate that cell-ID into a geographical position.

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Mobile Location On Labs

  1. 1. Mobile Location A labs.ericsson.com enabler http://labs.ericsson.com/apis/mobile-location/
  2. 2. Mobile Location There are a number of ways to find the position of an end-user’s mobile phone, one of those is cell-ID which is the basis for this first step of the Mobile Location API. An API for translating a cell-ID from a mobile phone network into a geographical position Positioning that can be used for any device that supports reading of cell-ID 2
  3. 3. Why Mobile Location? Positioning for any device that supports reading the cell-ID of the network cell that the user is currently registered to Supported by Java ME, Android, Symbian, S60, Windows Mobile and more No GPS or other positioning technology needed No dependancy on the mobile operator network Mobile Location cell-ID Look-up provides positioning for location based applications available for most mobile platforms 3
  4. 4. Main Features of Mobile Location Simple web service for translating cell-IDs to into geographical positions Access to a cell-ID database with global coverage Free to use for any developer of mobile applications 4
  5. 5. Mobile Location Overview Retrieve the cell-ID from the device your application is running on • Cell-ID Look-up finds • You get the cell-ID the position of that from the user’s device cell Use the Cell-ID Lookup API and send it to cell-ID • Cell-ID Look-up to translate the Cell-ID Look-up sends the location to into a geographical you position cell-ID cell-ID DB 5
  6. 6. Mobile Location API Retrieve the location of your users with a simple call to the Mobile Location API Example request: http://cellid.labs.ericsson.net/xml/lookup?cellid=0008c257&mnc=08&mcc=240&l ac=017c&key=YOUR_API_KEY Results in: <position> <accuracy>382.0</accuracy> <latitude>59.40364456176758</latitude> <longitude>17.94533348083496</longitude> <name>Helenelund (Kista), SE</name> </position> 6
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