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[whatwg] XTech 2007 and web-app access to device GPS [was: Geolocation in the browser]

From: Ryan Sarver <rsarver@skyhookwireless.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Feb 2007 15:10:10 -0500
Message-ID: <196FC0416304514B89B50ED2FF17A2402F08B2@BE08.exg3.exghost.com>
Mike,

XTech hadn't been on my radar, but after checking it out I will
definitely be in attendance. I would be happy to join in on a panel or
host a BoF if you think that would help. Let me know

rs

-----Original Message-----
From: Michael(tm) Smith [mailto:mike@w3.org] 
Sent: Friday, February 23, 2007 2:41 AM
To: Ryan Sarver
Cc: whatwg at lists.whatwg.org
Subject: XTech 2007 and web-app access to device GPS [was: Geolocation
in the browser]

Ryan Sarver <rsarver at skyhookwireless.com>, 2007-02-21 15:31 -0500:

> I am the Dir of Product Development at Skyhook Wireless where we have
a
> Wi-Fi Positioning System - think GPS, but software-only and uses
> Wireless APs instead of satellites. We have been working on developing
a
> plugin for Firefox that gives a website access to the user's location
> via javascript. User's can control access to this information at the
> domain level in much the same way they control cookies and popups.
> 
> We have been successful in exposing it through the Javascript DOM and
> wanted to start talking with standards bodies about coming up with a
> standard implementation to make location-aware browsing common
> functionality at the browser level.

Are you planning to attend XTech 2007 in Paris? I ask because I've
had a session on the XTech program that relates in part to
enabling web-app access to locating-sensing features on devices:

  Web-app access to "sensors" on mobile devices, May 15 at 2pm
  http://xtech.expectnation.com/event/1/public/schedule/detail/195

It's part of the "Ubiquitous Web Day" that Dave Raggett is
chairing there.

  http://xtech.expectnation.com/event/1/public/schedule/topic/7

Anyway, I've been really interested in getting related discussion
going on some mailing lists prior to that (which is what you've
already done here :) and in making the actual session an
interactive one with a lot of participation from the audience, and
in having as much further discussion around it at the conference
as we can manage. I've already been talking with a few others, and
I think we can manage to get a good number of interested people to
show up, so if you can make it to XTech for that, I think it'll be
a good opportunity to start to talk face-to-face with others and
share ideas about this.

  --Mike

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