October 9, 2018
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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.
There are a number of ways of delivering data in real-time but until recently it has looked like PubSubHubbub, with the backing of Google, was going to be the preferred method. However, the past couple of weeks have seen a couple of interesting developments which could indicate that the developer community may actually prefer HTTP Streaming.
MyRouteOnline announced the immediate availability of two application programming interfaces (APIs) to enable easy integration of the MyRouteOnline route planner with any 3rd party software. These APIs mean that customers can integrate MyRouteOnline with their back-office business software.