Opera working on W3C standardized geolocation API, partners with Skyhook

Opera working on W3C standardized geolocation API, partners with Skyhook. Geolocation services are poised to change the way we use the web. With location data in hand, web surfers can interact with websites on a more personal level. And, Opera is looking forward to a future where geolocation data is as assumed part of the browsing experience. To that end, Opera has announced their partnership with Skyhook to integrate geolocation features into its web browsers.

Skyhook, as you may recall, gained popularity as the hybrid geo-positioning system used on the iPhone 3G’s Google  Maps application. Skyhook’s technology can determine a user’s position through GPS, WiFi, cell-tower triangulation or any combination thereof. The hybrid geolocation technology allows Skyhook to deliver accurate location data in a fraction of the time it would take for a traditional GPS lock.

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One Response to “Opera working on W3C standardized geolocation API, partners with Skyhook”

  1. TruePosition offers a service to track mobile phones based off of their location using cell phone radio’s, instead of GPS. Triangulation between multiple mobile phone signals offers movement tracking of people both indoors and outdoors which is useful for asset tracking, surveillance, and 911 instances.

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