Community Mozilla announced the launch of a pilot service Mozilla Location Service.
The essence of the new initiative is to collect geo-location data via public Wi-Fi networks and cell towers. The service will allow smartphones, despite the weak signal GPS, and mobile devices without GPS satellite receiver to pinpoint the location. At the moment the project is at an early stage of development and the number of areas in which the service is working correctly is quite small.
For owners of Android-devices, which are eager to help the community in the development of geolocation service available special application MozStumbler . All that is required – is the collection and sending of data. In other words, the content database. On the version of the application for owners of iOS-devices as long as nothing is said. In the near future, the developer promises to pay more attention to the problems of security and data privacy.
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