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Fwd: updated editor's draft of the Geolocation API specification

From: Greg Bolsinga <bolsinga@apple.com>
Date: Tue, 9 Jun 2009 08:50:26 -0700
Message-Id: <941EFD55-550E-4B41-8EA8-89E82E8943C4@apple.com>
To: public-geolocation <public-geolocation@w3.org>
And forwarding my response.

Begin forwarded message:

> From: Greg Bolsinga <bolsinga@apple.com>
> Date: June 9, 2009 8:21:37 AM PDT
> To: "Allan Thomson (althomso)" <althomso@cisco.com>
> Cc: Lars Erik Bolstad <lbolstad@opera.com>, Andrei Popescu <andreip@google.com 
> >
> Subject: Re: updated editor's draft of the Geolocation API  
> specification
>
> My intention is to share with the group that the Geolocation API as  
> currently specified will be on iPhone.
>
> If things need to change, they need to change. I'm pretty sure the  
> API as it is now is also implemented with those names in FireFox and  
> Google Gears. I suspect that it is in Palm Pre as well, but I  
> haven't played with one of those yet.
>
> I am letting the list know their hard work on the specification will  
> be available to 40 million iPhone and iPod Touch users soon. As the  
> implementor I'm happy a standard is being used instead of  
> reinventing the wheel. I assume the leaders of the specification see  
> it the same way.
>
> Have a great day!
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Jun 9, 2009, at 7:15 AM, "Allan Thomson (althomso)" <althomso@cisco.com 
> > wrote:
>
>> Greg - If your intention is to call this the Apple Geolocation API  
>> then
>> I can understand your sentiment. But as far as I'm aware this is an  
>> open
>> standards process that tries to achieve consensus and features for
>> multiple companies more than one company. Your response is not  
>> helpful
>> to that process.
>>
>> I suggest the leaders of this group consider this issue if they  
>> want to
>> create a specification that meets all company needs and "appear" to  
>> be
>> impartial to the group.
>>
>> Otherwise you will find that some companies will just turn away  
>> from the
>> specification and call it an Apple API. Which I'm sure serves Apple's
>> purposes just fine but not the industry.
>>
>> allan
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Greg Bolsinga [mailto:bolsinga@apple.com]
>> Sent: Monday, June 08, 2009 10:58 PM
>> To: Allan Thomson (althomso)
>> Cc: Lars Erik Bolstad; Andrei Popescu; public-geolocation
>> Subject: Re: updated editor's draft of the Geolocation API  
>> specification
>>
>> On Jun 8, 2009, at 10:19 PM, Allan Thomson (althomso) wrote:
>>
>>>
>>>>> FWIW, iPhone 3.0 announced today (and out June 17) will support  
>>>>> both
>>> of these names.
>>>
>>> ... and that is relevant to this specification how?
>>
>> I'm really happy about it, thanks! That means that come June 17,  
>> there
>> are 40 million devices that can support the Geolocation API (if they
>> update their OS) with those two names. I think the iPhone
>> implementation is pretty much up to date with the May specification.
>>
>> Have a great day, I know I will too! Tomorrow I give a presentation
>> where I address GeoLocation API for iPhone!
>> -- Greg
>>
Received on Tuesday, 9 June 2009 15:51:04 GMT

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