"Where" app not functioning

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by grnacres, Aug 8, 2008.

  1. grnacres macrumors newbie

    Aug 8, 2008
    I have an itouch w/2.0 and downloaded the "where" app since it said it was compatible w/the itouch, but it says it cannot locate me even when I touch "don't allow" (and yes, I am on the network). Is it maybe mislabled and only works w/iphone or am I missing something?:confused:
  2. goosnarrggh macrumors 68000

    May 16, 2006
    Note that I haven't used this particular app before, so I don't know for sure whether it's compatible with the iPod Touch or not. That being said, are you connected to a public WiFi hotspot which is operated by one of the major communications corporations (and whose coordinates are therefore likely to have been registered with a location data provider)? Or are you connected to your own private home network?

    If it's the latter case, then the iPod Touch's Core Location service often won't be able to tell you very much unless Apple's contractor (Skyhook) happens to drive down your street, identifies your WiFi router's MAC address without your knowledge, and stores its coordinates in their database. Alternatively, you yourself can submit your WiFi router's coordinates to their database voluntarily.

    Is the Google Maps application able to determine your location?
  3. JeepBaja macrumors newbie

    Apr 18, 2009
    Thank You!

    Man this has been driving me crazy! My two month old Touch was pulling up my old address in Orange County, a place I haven't lived at for almost 5 years now! However, I still use the same WRT54G router here at my new home in Santa Maria, CA... which is why my location shows me being in Orange County!

    I did a submit and we'll see if my location is updated...

    I do recall seeing a white Chevy Astro van driving down my old street many years ago. I thought it was mapping the streets... perhaps it was Skyhook?

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