Openmoko Bug #2114: use geoclue for location awareness

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Tue Nov 11 06:59:10 CET 2008

#2114: use geoclue for location awareness
 Reporter:  candrews     |          Owner:  julian_chu 
     Type:  enhancement  |         Status:  new        
 Priority:  highest      |      Milestone:  FSO        
Component:  Distro       |        Version:             
 Severity:  normal       |       Keywords:  geolocation
 Haspatch:  0            |      Blockedby:             
Estimated:               |    Patchreview:             
 Blocking:               |   Reproducible:             
 Geoclue is a modular geoinformation service built on top of the D-Bus
 messaging system. The goal of the Geoclue project is to make creating
 location-aware applications as simple as possible.

 One of the huge things the G1 and the iPhone do is location awareness.
 Right now, applications that do that kind of things on Openmoko needs to
 use Gypsy... but what if GPS isn't available? What about cell tower
 location, or ip address?

 Geoclue takes care of that.

 It seems perfect for inclusion in FSO - it uses dbus, is used outside of
 Openmoko, and is Free Software.

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