The Google Gears Geolocation API enables a web application to:
- Obtain the user's current position
- Watch the user's position as it changes over time
- Quickly and cheaply obtain the user's last known position
Google has just announced a nice addition to the Google Gears Geolocation API: the ability to use WiFi on laptops to locate users to within 200m accuracy in major desktop browsers in hundreds of cities around the world. We originally covered the GeoLocation API back in August, when Google first announced the release of the API for use in mobile devices to get a more precise estimate of a user's location.