Christian Heilmann

⚡️Google Chrome getting navigator.geolocation

Thursday, March 4th, 2010 at 11:41 pm

Just when I was writing an article about geolocation and bemoaned the fact that only Firefox on the Desktop supports the W3C geolocation API (Safari only as the mobile version) there is a new beta out that stepped up and filled that hole.

Following the link on ReadWriteWeb to the Chrome Developer Blog I downloaded the beta for Mac and tried it out.

The result, using the GeoPlanet Explorer shows that navigator.geolocation works:

chrome with geolocation

In order to enable geolocation on Chrome you need to start it from the Terminal – for example in OSX:

/Applications/Google Chrome.app/Contents/MacOS/Google Chrome—enable-geolocation

Good times ahead. Now ship it, Google!

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