Mozilla Labs' Geode


A good browser needs to be wise. A wise browser knows your geographical location information. The next release of Firefox would be supporting the new W3C Geolocation Specification, which adds the native ability for Web sites to request (and the user, that's you, to have the option to grant access to) your location. Mozilla labs is still working out the specifics of this but they are hoping that location will be provided by one or more user selectable service providers and methods like manual entry, WiFi-based, or GPS-based. You will have a taste og this goody in the beta release of Firefox 3.1. But if you could not wait for Firefox 3.1, you can have a good try with this with the Firefox add-on Geode. This add-on experimentally explores geolocation in Firefox 3 ahead of the implementation of geolocation in a future product release. To give you an idea of how it works: when your location is requested by a website, a notification bar will ask how much information you want to give that site: your exact location, your neighborhood, your city, or nothing at all.

What are you waiting for? Try it now and please don't ask me if it works with Chrome :)


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