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The geolocation doesn't work with WIFI or GPS indoors, just outdoors?

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In HTML5 specification, the geolocation option try to find your location by different sources like:

  • GPS
  • Wifi
  • Cell Tower

Indoors it seems that the phone cant get the geolocation....

can you give me some advice?

Best regards,

Victor

In HTML5 specification, the geolocation option try to find your location by different sources like: *GPS *Wifi *Cell Tower Indoors it seems that the phone cant get the geolocation.... can you give me some advice? Best regards, Victor

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I did, i know what i am talking about. the website is authorized, i need to upload a file and the upload file option doesnt work either, the OS is not ready yet for commercial use.

Thanks a lot,

i am receiving mails that i think will not solve the issue, we need geolocation and file upload. and of course an emulator that works 100%, phones ready to deploy etc.

thanks very much i am going to close this . i dont have the time to explain more problems, the problems exists and i hope will be resolved.

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Andrew
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GPS are always meant to be used outside. Why would need to use GPS inside? If the GPS is working outside, then it's working just fine :)

GPS are always meant to be used outside. Why would need to use GPS inside? If the GPS is working outside, then it's working just fine :)

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Really?

Example 1: you are inside a mall and you want to know where you are.

Example 2: You are in your house using your phone by wifii and want driving directions to my store.

Example 3: You are in Walmart and want to check if the product you are going to buy is available in stores around you.

There are infinite examples of case in wich you need geolocation working in not open spaces with cell towers, wifii info etc.

is in the HTML Spec.


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The Geolocation API defines a high-level interface to location information associated only with the device hosting the implementation, such as latitude and longitude. The API itself is agnostic of the underlying location information sources. Common sources of location information include Global Positioning System (GPS) and location inferred from network signals such as IP address, RFID, WiFi and Bluetooth MAC addresses, and GSM/CDMA cell IDs

Thanks,

The issue needs work to solve it.

Really? Example 1: you are inside a mall and you want to know where you are. Example 2: You are in your house using your phone by wifii and want driving directions to my store. Example 3: You are in Walmart and want to check if the product you are going to buy is available in stores around you. There are infinite examples of case in wich you need geolocation working in not open spaces with cell towers, wifii info etc. is in the HTML Spec. Quote: The Geolocation API defines a high-level interface to location information associated only with the device hosting the implementation, such as latitude and longitude. The API itself is agnostic of the underlying location information sources. Common sources of location information include '''Global Positioning System (GPS) and location inferred from network signals such as IP address, RFID, WiFi and Bluetooth MAC addresses, and GSM/CDMA cell IDs''' Thanks, The issue needs work to solve it.
Andrew
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We can't fix the geolocation strength or anything. The phone was built that way and to be serious, this phone is not targeted to be used by regular North Americans. You can contact ZTE and ask them why their GPS is crappy but there isn't anything we can do to fix it.

We can't fix the geolocation strength or anything. The phone was built that way and to be serious, this phone is not targeted to be used by regular North Americans. You can contact ZTE and ask them why their GPS is crappy but there isn't anything we can do to fix it.
finitarry 251 solutions 3421 answers

Does the geolocation not work if you are using a wireless router at home?

Does the geolocation not work if you are using a wireless router at home?

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feer56: Is not the phone, is the mozilla OS WEB HTML5 implementation. Is not a GPS problem. I appreciate your help, but it seems that the deep know how of what i am talking about is required to understand the problem. HTML5 Geolocation implementation in Firefox OS.

finitarry: No it doesnt work inside if i am in the wireless router, thats exactly the problem, it should work by GPS or WIFI or Cell Tower ID....

in my testing only reports html5 geolocation outside...

Thanks.

feer56: Is not the phone, is the mozilla OS WEB HTML5 implementation. Is not a GPS problem. I appreciate your help, but it seems that the deep know how of what i am talking about is required to understand the problem. HTML5 Geolocation implementation in Firefox OS. finitarry: No it doesnt work inside if i am in the wireless router, thats exactly the problem, it should work by GPS or WIFI or Cell Tower ID.... in my testing only reports html5 geolocation outside... Thanks.

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philipp
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hello, in principle it should work on firefox OS: https://wiki.mozilla.org/WebAPI - did you test it on multiple indoor locations. maybe there isn't enough data available yet at the location where you've tried it out for google as location provider to pin your coordinates...

in addition make sure that you've granted the app or website you're using access to geo location.

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/geolocation/

hello, in principle it should work on firefox OS: https://wiki.mozilla.org/WebAPI - did you test it on multiple indoor locations. maybe there isn't enough data available yet at the location where you've tried it out for google as location provider to pin your coordinates... in addition make sure that you've granted the app or website you're using access to geo location. https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/geolocation/

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I did, i know what i am talking about. the website is authorized, i need to upload a file and the upload file option doesnt work either, the OS is not ready yet for commercial use.

Thanks a lot,

i am receiving mails that i think will not solve the issue, we need geolocation and file upload. and of course an emulator that works 100%, phones ready to deploy etc.

thanks very much i am going to close this . i dont have the time to explain more problems, the problems exists and i hope will be resolved.

I did, i know what i am talking about. the website is authorized, i need to upload a file and the upload file option doesnt work either, the OS is not ready yet for commercial use. Thanks a lot, i am receiving mails that i think will not solve the issue, we need geolocation and file upload. and of course an emulator that works 100%, phones ready to deploy etc. thanks very much i am going to close this . i dont have the time to explain more problems, the problems exists and i hope will be resolved.
Andrew
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I am going to clarify what I said. Yes, what I said is incorrect. I'll admit it. At the same time,I would like to ask you to try to go to another indoor place and try geolocation. It is also possible that there is a problem with your internet causing geolocation not to work properly.

I am going to clarify what I said. Yes, what I said is incorrect. I'll admit it. At the same time,I would like to ask you to try to go to another indoor place and try geolocation. It is also possible that there is a problem with your internet causing geolocation not to work properly.
cor-el
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Geolocation only works properly if you connect via a hotspot with a known location.
If you would connect via a wireless modem while in doors then your location will be the location of your IP as set by your ISP.

Geolocation only works properly if you connect via a hotspot with a known location.<br /> If you would connect via a wireless modem while in doors then your location will be the location of your IP as set by your ISP. *http://www.yougetsignal.com/tools/network-location/
philipp
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as vlondono has already stated above the geolocation api should take more sources of information into account (nearby wifi sources, cell-towers, etc.) than the mere ip address of the device.

as vlondono has already stated above the geolocation api should take more sources of information into account (nearby wifi sources, cell-towers, etc.) than the mere ip address of the device.

Question owner

The bottom line is that i test the same webpage with 3 different phones:

1. android 2. iphone 3. Firefox OS

1 & 2 work fine.

PLEASE understand that i dont post useless request here. I did my research, i know the phone is ON, the battery is IN, etc etc. I am describing a real problem, and i apply my solving skills to resolve it by myself before asking here, i am sure the geolocation is active, the browser is permitted to do so etc.

I really appreciate your help, i really appreciate your time, but i am a business person looking for an unexpensive phone to upload images of insurance claims with geolocation. It works fine on android IOS and Chrome, i am sure it is something related to the young Firefox OS.

thanks again, i dont need more mails about this.

Unfortunately i dont have the time to help debugging your OS. i need something ready to roll.

best regards

Victor

The bottom line is that i test the same webpage with 3 different phones: 1. android 2. iphone 3. Firefox OS 1 & 2 work fine. PLEASE understand that i dont post useless request here. I did my research, i know the phone is ON, the battery is IN, etc etc. I am describing a real problem, and i apply my solving skills to resolve it by myself before asking here, i am sure the geolocation is active, the browser is permitted to do so etc. I really appreciate your help, i really appreciate your time, but i am a business person looking for an unexpensive phone to upload images of insurance claims with geolocation. It works fine on android IOS and Chrome, i am sure it is something related to the young Firefox OS. thanks again, i dont need more mails about this. Unfortunately i dont have the time to help debugging your OS. i need something ready to roll. best regards Victor

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