Geolocation services on Windows Phone 8.

Geolocation is one of the most frequently used functionalities within mobile and beyond.

With geolocation we can retrieve the location and information about the place where the devices is located. Through an application people find information, like restaurants, hotels, places of interest and many other scenarios.

The Windows Phone 8 geolocation is based primarily on three major tools:

  • GPS

  • 3G

  • Wi-Fi

The GPS is certainly the instrument with greater precision, but with the disadvantage of requiring a high battery consumption, and being outdoors for greater data accuracy.

The 3g network, based on broadband connection, uses UMTS connection, it allows navigation on Internet, said to consume less battery than GPS, but on the contrary and much less precise. 

The last, Wi-Fi, is based on connecting the router to which the device is connected, with a medium battery consumption and a good level of accuracy.

After this brief overview of the tools that it is based on geolocation, let's see how to use it in a Windows Phone 8 application.

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Good reading and good development to all. 🙂

Comments (4)

  1. Durval Ramos says:

    Carmelo, good article! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Saeid Hasani says:

    Great! Thanks Carmelo! 🙂

  3. Fantastic topic! There is a lot of need to bring visibility to geolocation on WinPhone!

    Thanks, Carmelo!

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