[This API now exists as ThingSpace. This profile is being maintained purely for historical and research purposes.]
The LocationKit API provides a unified library across platforms and devices that can be used to request location information.
LocationKit supports three different methods to obtain location information:
Standalone GPS (SGPS) uses the GPS chipset in devices that can obtain GPS information without network assistance
Cell ID uses the location of the cell the device is currently talking to provide a quick approximate location that can be used to obtain local information
Wi Fi ID uses the visible Wi-Fi networks that the device can see (assuming the Wi-Fi radio is turned ON) to obtain an approximate location that is much more accurate than the Cell ID location when a match is found in the database.
The following is a list of SDKs from our SDK directory that matched your search term. Though your definition of an SDK may differ, in our world, we define SDKs as platform- specific tools for consuming existing APIs of the sort we list in our API directory. For example, the Ruby SDK for consuming the Twitter Ads API. If you think an SDK, API, or other asset is missing from our directory, be sure to check our guidelines for making contributions to ProgrammableWeb.