Tuesday, October 21, 2008
We're excited today to announce a major improvement to the accuracy of the Gears Geolocation API. From today, Gears will make use of Wi-Fi signals, where available, to calculate the user's location with greatly improved accuracy. Wi-Fi-based location is available in many major cities around the world, and you can expect accuracies down to a couple of hundred metres. Even better, we expect both coverage and accuracy to improve over time.
Gears Software Engineer