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When to Ask for Location During Sign Up

I'm working on an app that sends technicians to fix problems. Think of it like Uber for repairs. The service is only available in a select few cities, and the way the sign-up process right now is ...
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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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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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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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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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When should user be prompted for push notifications and location

Location service provides access to user location. If application has map screen, you could ask user for location service access at map screen. If application has an event journal screen, you could ...
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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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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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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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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 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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How to handle when necessary conditions for application to function are not met?

I have created a location-based app, with its core functionality being location. It is not a maps type application, it also relies on the internet. Right now my current way of handling when the user ...
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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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Are people more weary of Location Services when it's not a smart phone?

Our web site uses location data to give the user a localized UI. I was wondering what other peoples experiences were with the newer HTML 5 pop ups that offer to automatically grab the user's exact ...
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Location based screen, location unavailable

I am working on a section of my app that requires the users location to pull data from an API. Given a scenario where the location is unavailable to the app, what would you guys suggest? A couple of ...