RTFB Episode 5 with John Mechalas: Writing location aware apps for Windows 8


Welcome to the RTFB (Reaching For Technology From Blogs) Episode 5 Blog. Guests on RTFB are given an opportunity to talk about their blogs.  For this video, I interviewed John Mechalas about writing location aware apps:  

  1. How current is your location data?
  2. The WinRT Location API: Where did my location data come from? 

In his first blog, John discusses a problem that all developers who are writing location aware apps are facing:  How current is the location data?  The bottom line is to always check the time in the Timestamp property in the Geoposition object before taking action.  In his next blog, he stresses the importance of knowing where the location data is coming from.  This is a challenging topic for app developers since the Location API does not expose the underlying source for its position data.

You can learn more about this topic by referring to John's blogs and by watching the video:

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