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Questions tagged [geolocation]

the process or technique of identifying the geographical location of a person or device by means of digital information.

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How do users react to a browser request for geolocation?

Is there a study about a user's reaction to a browser request of a geolocation? What is the percentage of acceptation? In which case? What triggers acceptance and what triggers denial?
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How to best implement “check-in” feature of rewards app

I'm creating a rewards app that relies heavily on a check-in feature. Essentially, if the user checks in it adds to the users "check in count", the more they get the better the rewards such as a ...
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Anyone have statistics on allowing geolocation?

We're trying to work out how many people are likely to allow our website to access their location, so they don't have to enter a postcode/zipcode. We're debating automatically asking them versus ...
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What are some good UX practice if your app is unable to obtain GPS lock

I don't know if it actually makes sense or not but I am thinking about some nice, user friendly, non-annoying practices to follow that helps us peacefully convey the message that "I am trying, but ...
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Value of country selector on ecommerce site - do I need one if geoIP works?

It is standard for someone that knows best to want a 'store switcher' on an ecommerce site, either with currencies, countries, flags or regions given for the customer to choose from. Usually this ...
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UK Locations, permalinks, and textual representation

Related question: Asking location in the UK My issue is as follows: I am developing a directory of sorts for places in the UK. Many places in the UK have the same name and as such I need to ...
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Default distance in searching for nearby places

In designing a mobile app which allows to search for nearby places through geolocation, distance is important. In fact, the concept of proximity is relative, and it depends from distance itself. So, ...
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Ask for geolocation at startup in a mobile app

I have a question about asking for location service's authorization. I'm working on app which allows to browse for restaurants in a certain place. I want to allow to users to search by specific ...
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Asking location in the UK

I'm working on a website where as a key part of the sign up process users have to enter their location. The particular town where a user lives is integral to the functions of a website. In most of ...
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Pattern for geolocation

I need to design geolocation in an app. This app allows to search in two ways: textual search, by inserting the address; or geolocation search, knowing the user's position and showing it in a map. I ...
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Can you assume users leave location services on?

IF a mobile app wanted to show a "heat map" and with where its users were concentrated within a certain area, could it do so by using the GPS coordinates of the phone, provided everyone using the app ...
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Choosing a color palette based on geographical location of the product

Have you seen a color palette choice based on the geographical location for websites, applications, etc.? Do color palettes for regions exist? Do you know any examples of websites using this sort of ...
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Should location/address form fields default to the user's current location?

Most people these days sign up for websites at where they live rather than on public/work computers. So, on forms that require the user to enter their address, should they be filled in by default with ...
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How to let users select their location or a specific location on the map

I would like to let users fill in a form (which consists of a set of input boxes for username, password, birthdate, etc) and at the bottom of the page, the last input allows them to select their ...
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Geocode by user city (only if they actually give it to you) or by IP address (which you will always have)

OK, So I am having an issue with my users and geocoding them so I can suggest other users close to them. Here is the issue. In an effort to make sign up minimalistic, my users supply a username and ...
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What should the default view of a map be when you don't know a user's location?

I'm working on a project for a company with thousands of global locations. For the 'store locator' the client has asked what is the default view of the map when it's impossible to get GEO IP. I'm kind ...
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how to motivate user to turn on GPS?

I'm creating a mobile application that requires the accessibility to users' location, but it seems that a large portion of users does not trust mobile applications that require GPS permissions or ...
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Store Locator using Google Maps - Initial Zoom Level

I've noticed that store location pages of various Australian retailers and services don't initially position and zoom directly into the users current location even when the GPS coordinates are known ...
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Asking coordinates in a form

I have a form with geolocation with google maps. Users can input their location through a map modal with a click or through an autocomplete input. Problem is google is not omnipresent and some ...
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Locations Map: Show all location based on search OR go by the search area?

We are trying to create a locations search for the business so customers can locate it in maps on the company site. How it works is: The user types the name of the city in search they want to see ...
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GeoIP redirect users to regional site

I am working on the early stages of a project which will invovle merging three regional sites into one large site with GeoIP functionality to redirect the user to the appropriate subdirectory which ...
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The address of a business

I handle the web site for a restaurant. This restaurant, part of a chain, has been around for 20 years and, when it first opened in 1995, the Yellow Pages was where you found such places. Their ...
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How to handle business users and an application that requires GPS access

We currently manage an application that is sold exclusively to businesses, but users can use the application on any device. Our app requires location services to be on to function properly but does ...
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Touchable address to launch maps app. What is recommended?

Has anyone done testing over what best to display with an address that indicates when it is touched can launch a maps app (this is for a mobile app)? Do you use a Google style pin? Apple style Pin? ...
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How to make users share their computer's location

I am making a website where user's location plays an important role in UX. How can I make users share their geolocation? I feel that lots of users might not even notice the geolocation popup. Is ...
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How to provide a good UX even with poor results?

I'm facing a problem about a design of a platform which provides to users a list of restaurants. Currently, we have only 10 restaurants on it, and we're working to improve the number of the ...
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How to show an approximate location along a route on a map?

A pin on a map is a very precise thing, that is the impression it gives. To show that a location is approximate, we can put a circle around it since the error range is in 2D, and that is easily ...
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HTML5 Geolocation in user registration

I have sign-up page on startup, where user should provide his location - Country, State/Region and City. This is necessary information in user wants to use our service. Question is, how user will ...
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What is the best way to display a websites visitors by location?

Though, the title is self-explanatory, I would like to ask you for your opinion on what is the best technique to use, to visualize geolocation data of the users, who visited your website. This ...
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How to select a location using Google Maps

I'am developing an Android app where users can add clients specifying a name and a location. The name is required, the location is optional. Under the hood the location is composed of: Address as a ...
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For a service that is only restricted to 15 cities across 9 states, when is it feasible to introduce location search?

The service is only offered in 15 cities, the number of disappointment search results (0 results) is much greater than actually getting results. What other factors should I consider to make this ...
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How should the distance-from-location radius be determined for a listing-based app?

By "listing-based app," I'm referring to event apps like Eventbrite and restaurant apps like Yelp. Whereas some apps allow the user to adjust the radius being used, i.e. "I want to see all listings ...
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Should I use labels for geographic locations?

I have a website similar to craigslist for online classified media. I redesigned a list of items now using semantic-ui and labels for the geography. Would it be better to use breadcrumbs e g Georgia &...
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Loading dynamic or location based content

What is the best way to approach loading states of content that is localized or geo-located? In the attached example, I am loading the closest doctor and information related to such based on browser ...
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Acceptance of location requests in websites?

We are starting to build a website with an adaptive design (responsive philosohpy). Because the adaptive design is not just about designing websites that adapt to screen size, we want to include all (...
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What to do if a user accidentally clicks 'Deny' when the browser asks for Geolocation

There are two main points of view that I'm hearing: My preferred point of view is that if the user denies access to geolocation, we should assume that they have done this on purpose and will not ...
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Moving onto next step when a selection is already made on mobile app

Working on a mobile app which prompts the user to select country and then select language during its 1st time load. In this 2 step localisation wizard (select country and select language) the action ...
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What “near” means for you? [closed]

guys! We have web-portal and there is a filter "near subway station ...". So I am curious about what "near subway station" means specifically for you? 50m, 100m, 1km, 2km, 10km and so on? Thanks for ...
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Best practice for having a user enter their location?

I'm designing a mobile app (iOS and Android - mobile only) that requires location-specific content to be shown to the user (roughly knowing the user's city is fine for scope). We'd prefer not to use ...
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Geolocation button text

In my website on the contact me page I have a button for showing the users location on Google Map. But I am confused about its text. Should it be 'Show my Location' or should it be 'View your ...
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How to verify that services are being used by a customer

I have a project, which is sending surveys to customers as soon as they use certain services like restaurants, beauty salons,...so how can these customers verify that they actually used this service? ...
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A/B testing differences between US and Australia behaviour

I am running couple of a/b tests on Australia and US, tests are exactly same but results they are showing are totally reverse. Since we tend to move successful A/B tests to be hardcoded on the sites ...
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If a search result is a place that only people who live in a certain area can visit, what's the best way of explaining that?

For example there's a community doctor's surgery in a town, it's free for people who live in town 1 and town 2. As someone living in town 3 who has searched and found this community doctor's surgery ...