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HTML5 Geoloaction

L Tran
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HTML5 GeoLocation

I know there's an app for this but I would like to learn how to do this.
When I upload my code onto the server it can find where I am in realtime with geolocatin.
But if I would like to monitor someone using the geolocation, how would I go about doing ths??
Do you need to download a Google API or something??

So if I am currently at location A and personXY is at location B. If I was to look at my monitor, how do I see personXY on google map in realtime.
Any tips or advice would be greatly appreciated.


Here's my code, that only monitors myself
Bear Bibeault
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How do you expect to know where that other person is? Are they wearing a GPS beacon on their head?

Or are they "checking in" using some phone app?


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L Tran
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my final product is have a phone app that can track a certain person's location.
I know there's an app for this already but I would like to learn how to do this myself.
There are millions of people out there. How do I monitor person X with my phone??
Does he and I need to have a google API or something so we can be in sysnc with each other??

I checked the web and google dev page and they don't have anything on how to monitor someone's location for the phone.
Bear Bibeault
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Of course not. How could your phone track someone else? Can your phone tell you where I am right now?

The only way to do this would be for the other person to have a phone or other device that would record his or her location in your database (or somewhere else accessible).
Ulf Dittmer
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I'm confused - do you want to do this with a native app, or via the HTML geolocation API? Both are possibilities, but your question mixes both, and so can't easily be answered.
 
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