Ask a Dev: How to Use GPS in a Hybrid App


In the latest video of our Ask a Dev series, Web Developer Alex Wasner discusses how developers can use native location services in a hybrid app.

While HTML 5 gives you access to geolocation navigation to request a user’s location, that expires after 24 hours, which can be annoying. Wasner recommends using Apache Cordova or PhoneGap to save a user’s preferences. Cordova also allows use of native maps like Google Maps and Bing Maps.

"The upside to this is that they have great documentation in support and really allows you to customize the look and feel of the map," Wasner says. Read more…

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