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varius
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Registered: ‎11-08-2009
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True IP Adress of Blackberry User / GeoIP Questions

 

Hello,

I develop various software applications for numerous clients in 
different industries, for example Sports, Dating, Advertising, etc...

It has come to my attention that for many of these projects, Blackberry 
users cannot enjoy the site or service properly due to a lack of ability 
to detect the true location of the user.

After doing some digging, I have discovered the reason is all Blackberry 
devices connect through a central server located in Waterloo, Ontario 
(Canada). With other devices, they simply connect through their local 
ISP and as such their IP Address can be used to get a fairly accurate 
location.

I was wondering if anything at all could be done, any workaround or API 
you might offer, for us to detect the user's true location. This is 
critical to many of our products and services for proper functionality.

We are sure RIM has their reasons for controlling access through a 
primary point and do not expect that to change, but if there is someway 
that we could access the true location along with the default data it 
would be truly appreciated. I would not think we are the only developers 
experiencing this problem.

Any thoughts are appreciated.

 

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