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    Options for asking user location

    Hi,

    We can get the current location of the user using GPS - This would depend upon the device if it supports Location API or not.

    If we don't want the current location instead ask user the location (which may be other than current location). Also in case GPS and location API not supported, we probably have following options.


    • Ask User in a text box - Is there any way to validate if the location is valid or not?
    • Have drop down for Country, State, City - This data would be huge, is there any API which would give these lists which we can use?

    Please guide, what could be right approach to do it?

    Thanks,
    Sandeep

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    Re: Options for asking user location

    Quote Originally Posted by sandeepkumar03 View Post
    Hi,

    • Ask User in a text box - Is there any way to validate if the location is valid or not?


    You can possibly set up a connection with your own server where you have validated data, to match the user input with that and give them closest options in case you dont find the entered location/destination entered by the user

    • Have drop down for Country, State, City - This data would be huge, is there any API which would give these lists which we can use?
    To obtain the default information you can use the world server API assuming you are developing this for Symbian c++ as detailed here on the SDK

    http://library.forum.nokia.com/index...ide/index.html
    Cheers,
    Mayank

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    Re: Options for asking user location

    Thanks Mayank,

    To obtain the default information you can use the world server API assuming you are developing this for Symbian c++ as detailed here on the SDK
    Is this not possible in J2ME?

    Thanks,
    Sandeep

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    Re: Options for asking user location

    Quote Originally Posted by sandeepkumar03 View Post
    Thanks Mayank,



    Is this not possible in J2ME?

    Thanks,
    Sandeep
    Well unfortunately J2ME is not really my comfort zone :-( You can try asking in the Java Forum http://discussion.forum.nokia.com/fo...splay.php?f=16
    Cheers,
    Mayank

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