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whereami extension

An extension that makes the Firefox browser location-aware. The extension supports multiple ways to determine your current position:

  • via Plazes API - www.plazes.com
  • via attached GPS (using GPSBabel to access the device)
  • by manually providing your location (address or coordinates)

The location context in the browser can be used to make sites automatically location-aware e.g. when visiting a maps site - it automatically shows your current location to start. See list of supported sites below.

download extension

http://files.chregu.tv/whereami/whereami.xpi

Current Version: 0.8

Changelog (since 0.7)

sites it can be used on

URL

Feature

Notes

www.local.ch

switch to city page, zoom map to location and show plazes friends on the map

if you're not in Switzerland - try www.local.ch/Zurich

www.flickr.com

automatically fills geotags on upload photo

 

maps.yahoo.com

zooms map to location

 

maps.google.com

fills in coordinates in "find business" or "get directions"

 

Google Maps Mapplet

location depending mash-up

see here for instructions

www.wobini.ch

zoom map and show plazes friends

chregu's playground - eg. see where i was http://www.wobini.ch/chregu.freeflux.net&h=48

your site?

see how-to in this post

 

blog posts & screenshot

Standardization Working Group - join to help making this a core feature of future browsers: http://locationaware.org/

source, issues and planning

  1. Jul 24, 2007

    Anonymous

    could it be made to work with facebook so the facebook status reflects a users physical location?

    1. Aug 09, 2007

      sure thing!

  2. Aug 09, 2008

    Anonymous

    Firefox 3 does not support your extension, "because there are no secure updates available". This is surely a question of trust. I would trust you, but what about many users who will not.

    Your extension and the web standards growing around it are very interesting.

    Andi