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    Question Location of other Windows Phone 8 device

    Hii..

    I am new to windows phone 8 development.
    I want to know how can i get exact location of any other particular Windows Phone device..
    Is it possible??

    I use Microsoft SDK 8(C#) for developing..
    Help me please.

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    Re: Location of other Windows Phone 8 device

    There is no such mechanism offered by Microsoft. In other words, while Windows Phone users can opt-in to a service to track/find their own phone ( http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2781516 ), the information is not made available to other people to track them.

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    Re: Location of other Windows Phone 8 device

    You can always build an app for that, but the user would have to give its consent to install and to run the app. Something in the lines of a geo tracker that send position information to a central server from time to time. But if you are trying to do that without the other user knowing it, you are out of luck.

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    Re: Location of other Windows Phone 8 device

    Thanks for great response..

    But i want exact location of my friends Widows Phone 8 device..
    Guide me how can i get??

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    Re: Location of other Windows Phone 8 device

    Quote Originally Posted by SagarUnagar View Post
    Thanks for great response..

    But i want exact location of my friends Widows Phone 8 device..
    Guide me how can i get??
    Your make a Windows Phone 8 application which gets the GPS coordinates and sends them to a web service.

    You make a web service (application) that collects/saves (in some file or database) the coordinates sent by the phone application.

    You make another application (or a web UI to your web service) that shows the coordinates sent by the application that collects the data. Or you make the same application both collect/send and show the information.

    You set up the web server with your web service that the application can use/access.

    Then you convince your friend to install the app, and to use/run it to send the info to your web service so that you can see where they are.

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    Re: Location of other Windows Phone 8 device

    Thank You petrib.

    Ok I will check it..

    Regards

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