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Anyone have statistics on allowing geolocation?

Case 1: A user might have set their browser to automatically allow Geo Location to be sent to websites making a request to obtain it. Case 2: A user might have set it to "ask for permission" i.e. ...
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How to best implement "check-in" feature of rewards app

People are making a lot of sense from the software side, but I think we need to look deeper. You essentially don't want people to be an expense without providing revenue. In that case, what's to stop ...
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What are some good UX practice if your app is unable to obtain GPS lock

The best way to handle this is to handle it gracefully. Communicate that the app couldn't find their location, but do it in a way that tells them how to fix the problem. "Unable to obtain location" ...
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How to make users share their computer's location

If a website wants to know my location I will immediately assume it wants to use it for targeted marketing. A vague "it will enrich user experience" won't make things better as I take this as a petty ...
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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)

Be upfront, clear, honest, give choice to opt out If your user's choose not to provide a location on their profile then they will expect to miss out on location specific features. All you can do is ...
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4 votes

How to best implement "check-in" feature of rewards app

What if a Temporary QR code is Randomly Generated in the Rewards App, and then scanned in the premises? So, here is the story - 1) When I want to check-in, I fire the rewards app, and it generates a ...
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4 votes

Value of country selector on ecommerce site - do I need one if geoIP works?

My experience with currency selectors (3 types): Overlay at first visit (HM.com) Pretty annoying but accurate because the user is forced to choose a country / a currency. Works well with returning ...
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How to let users select their location or a specific location on the map

Use some form elements to interact with the map or use a button to confirm that the location selection is done so the interaction focus gets out of the map. Here's Uber example - they do it well: ...
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How to make users share their computer's location

Preparing the user and giving them control is key. Coercion is likely to disengage users from your site altogether. Explain why you need the information Provide an alternate route to acquire the ...
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Store Locator using Google Maps - Initial Zoom Level

So I actually did my Masters thesis research on the default zoom level and level of detail that users prefer when working with way finding and identification tasks. Overall, users tend to prefer a ...
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How do users react to a browser request for geolocation?

My experience running studies was that about 25-30% of study participants using Chrome didn't even notice the request. Some participants quickly scanned content on the site and ignored everything ...
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How do users react to a browser request for geolocation?

As always, it depends of type of user and service. For example, Users will accept if you explain the benefit, and it is worth it. Younger users will be less reticent to accept than older ones. And ...
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Acceptance of location requests in websites?

If location is required/highly recommended for your website's functionality. e.g. perform a location specific search. Consider asking for the permission at the step where the geolocation info is ...
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Asking coordinates in a form

Which level of friction I can give to user asking with inputs about that info. It's not something you ask in your common form. A lot, most users won't know how to do this. If the level of last ...
3 votes

What to display if user does not enable location services?

Maybe you could ask them for a zip code or city or something like that?
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Geolocation button text

Show my location. See the top answer to this question: "Your" vs "My" in user interfaces When users tell the program what to do, use 'my' (e.g. show my location). When the ...
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Moving onto next step when a selection is already made on mobile app

Let the user select the country. This will bring consistency to the UI without losing anything at all. If you add next button this will increase a tap which is same as selecting the country from the ...
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Best practice for having a user enter their location?

The best solution from a user perspective is probably having a single search field, as we can see on Booking.com. At the same time, it's also the most complicated to develop. When designing this ...
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Anyone have statistics on allowing geolocation?

I would add that the type of website and the use for getting the location is extremely important. I expect (no research to back this up) that if the user sees the benefit in allowing the geo-location ...
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Should location/address form fields default to the user's current location?

That's a big assumption you are making in there. I would say that it's the very opposite because of all the smart devices. User can be anywhere and by filling the form with false data sounds really ...
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Should location/address form fields default to the user's current location?

Never - People are mobile and so are devices theirfore the application would pick up on the current location based upon the wifi/location sensor in the device. Also, VPN's (which I use all the time) ...
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What is the best way to display a websites visitors by location?

It depends on what you want your users to learn: For general overviews, a cloropleth map. If you want to show quantitative values with high accuracy for comparison, a sorted bar chart allows the eye ...
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What "near" means for you?

I think this will depend on the general availability of subway stations for your users. In general how many subway stations exist within a 50km radius? If several, then 50km could serve as "near" for ...
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how to motivate user to turn on GPS?

I think that the key point is to make it clear, in a nutshell, for what purpose(s) you'll need the GPS to be on. According to the 13th law of the book called 48 Laws of Power, when asking for help, ...
2 votes

How to show an approximate location along a route on a map?

I think you gave the answer in the question: Why not mark the part of the road with color, thick line, dotted line etc. or a combination of those. Connect the label/info to it with a line or arrow. ...
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Input for arbitrarly large radius in map

I do not know the answer, But I would try 2 things: Make the slider non-linear. Left corner 100m, right corner 40k km to cover the globe. Indicate left corner by walking figure. Right corner by the ...
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Language and country selector on a website

It's probably makes more sense to let the user choose countries, with multiple options for countries where multiple languages are used. Services today have many personalisations based on user locale....
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Building location based mobile app, how to handle when the user declines to enable location services?

If the user refuses to provide their location, you must explain why this is necessary. If you make it clear that the service cannot be provided without allowing location, there's a good chance that ...
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Should location/address form fields default to the user's current location?

No, this shouldn't be default. You could offer it as an option but I wouldn't give the user too much choices because of reasons already mentioned (false data). And not ever user is happy when websites ...
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