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Location awareness

Applies to Windows and Windows Phone

This section provides info on the Windows Location Provider, describes updates to the user interface for location settings, and provides an overview of APIs for developing location-aware apps for Windows 8.

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Windows Location Provider

A location provider is software or hardware that generates geographic data for apps.

Location settings

You can manage location settings in Windows through the control panel and the Settings charm and on Windows Phone using the location page of the Settings app.

Location-aware APIs

Learn about the APIs that can be used for developing location-aware apps in Windows 8.




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