Location Based Service

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by KiwiTech, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. KiwiTech macrumors newbie

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    I am working on an app which uses LBS (location based service). To utilize this feature do we have the pay the service provider everytime we access the location of an iPhone? Any help here will be appreciated.
     
  2. jnic macrumors 6502a

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    Do you mean CoreLocation? If so, no, it's free.
     
  3. KiwiTech thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I meant using the GPS feature. Is this same as CoreLocation?
     
  4. jnic macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, it's part of it. I'm not aware of anything in the SDK that requires developers to pay per use (or indeed at all).
     
  5. dejo Moderator

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    Core Location is the framework for retrieving the user's current location. Although it can use GPS, it also is capable of using cell-tower triangulation as well as WiFI location. Which of these the device is using is transparent to the user and not controllable. You simply get an estimated lat/long and an accuracy for that location. You can read more about this in the "Getting the User's Current Location" section of the iPhone Application Programming Guide.
     
  6. KiwiTech thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you both!
     

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