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Location based APIs are getting smarter

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Proximity capabilities are only just beginning to be explored in a meaningful way with new APIs to help bridge the gap between location-orientated features and a personalized mobile experience to users.

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Location based APIs are getting smarter

  1. 1. www.worldweatheronline.com Location-based APIs are getting smarter
  2. 2. www.worldweatheronline.com Location is vital to certain apps, including those providing users with weather updates. Accuracy is essential if information is to be delivered in real time and to be of any relevance to a specific person. Proximity capabilities are only just beginning to be explored in a meaningful way with new APIs to help bridge this gap. What’s this about?
  3. 3. www.worldweatheronline.com Pinpoint precision of Nearby This month Google previewed a new API which it has designed for both Android and Apple‘s iOS, according to ZDNet. The ‘Nearby’ API aims to address the proximity issue, enabling apps and their users to locate one another within a specific geographic area and thus facilitating data transfer and other forms of interaction.
  4. 4. www.worldweatheronline.com Tackling security misconceptions Concerns about privacy with relation location-based APIs have been longstanding, but with Google’s latest effort any users are required to opt in to share data with others in the vicinity. This means that information will not be given out automatically but requires active consent. This should soften fears over the extent to which apps using it will be snooping at users’ data.
  5. 5. www.worldweatheronline.com What will this mean? As proximity capabilities improve, apps of all kinds can become more adaptive, communicative and flexible for social purposes.
  6. 6. www.worldweatheronline.com To find out more about why not read the whole article, click the link below: Location-based APIs are getting smarter

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