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Registered: ‎07-14-2008
My Device: 7230, 8700, 8820, 9000
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Cell ID based location sensing

Does anyone know of a company providing cell ID based location sensing to BlackBerry?  I am looking for a service similar to SkyHook (unfortunately, SkyHook itself is not available on BlackBerry).

 

There are several applications out there using this technique (ex. Poynt) so I know there must exist some library/service that does this.

 

Earl

Earl Oliver
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Posts: 319
Registered: ‎07-20-2008
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Re: Cell ID based location sensing

Google has an undocumented web service that can provide lat/lon from cellid and lac.

 

http://www.anddev.org/poor_mans_gps_-_celltowerid_-_location_area_code_-lookup-t257.html

 

 

Developer
Posts: 205
Registered: ‎07-14-2008
My Device: 7230, 8700, 8820, 9000

Re: Cell ID based location sensing

Wow, thanks a lot!

 

Earl

Earl Oliver
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Posts: 44
Registered: ‎06-16-2009
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Re: Cell ID based location sensing

How can this be an 'Acceptable Solution'?   What happens when Google changes the service?  Your app is screwed.  A better option is to use the free, open source solutions that exist:

 

opencellid.org

celldb.org

FireEagle