Language: HTML | XAML

Detecting geolocation (HTML)

Applies to Windows and Windows Phone

Purpose

Developers can create Windows Store apps that detect the user's geographic location. For example, an application can plot the user's location on a map, tag a photo or email message with geographic coordinates, or respond to a change in the user's location by updating a list of points of interest.

This section includes how-to topics and guidelines for detecting a user's geographic location. For additional information on using location and maps, see the Bing Maps SDK Samples.

In this section

TopicDescription

Quickstart: detecting the user's location

This tutorial discusses the steps that are required to detect a user's geographical location by using the Windows Runtime Geolocation API.

Quickstart: detecting location using HTML5

This quickstart shows you how to detect a user's geographical location, by using the W3C Geolocation API available in HTML5.

How to respond to location updates

This topic explains how to respond to changes in the user's location.

How to respond to location updates using HTML5

This topic shows you how to respond to changes in the user's geographic position, using the W3C Geolocation API in HTML5.

How to adjust the distance between location updates

Some apps need location updates only when the user has moved a large distance. This topic shows you how to create an app that lets the user adjust the distance between location updates. This distance is known as the movement threshold, and is the minimum change in position required to raise a location update event. By implementing a movement threshold, you can create an app that provides only local information, like news or weather, and may not need location updates unless the user's location has changed to a different city

Quickstart: Setting up a geofence

This topic will guide you through the steps of setting up a Geofence in your Windows Runtime app using JavaScript.

Quickstart: Handling geofence notifications in the foreground

This topic will guide you through the steps of handling Geofence notification in the foreground, in your Windows Runtime app using JavaScript.

Quickstart: Listening for geofence events in the background

This topic will guide you through the steps of setting up a background task to listen for Geofence notifications in your Windows Runtime app using JavaScript.

Quickstart: Handling geofence notifications from a background task

This topic will guide you through the steps of handling Geofence notifications from a background task, in your Windows Runtime app using JavaScript.

Testing and debugging geofencing apps

Testing and debugging geofencing apps can be a challenge because they depend on a device's location. Here we outline several methods for testing both foreground and background geofences.

 

Developer audience

You should be familiar with HTML, JavaScript, and events.

 

 

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