LocationAPI

Instantly locate any device w/ WiFi, celltowers & IP address

#2 Product of the DayMay 25, 2015
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With over 511.41 million WiFis & 58.91 million Cell Tower objects, it claims to have the most extensive database in the world across all leading WiFi & Cell Tower technologies (GSM, CDMA, UMTS, LTE).
Does this mean that blocking an app's Location Service access on my iPhone is useless?
MakerHiring
@mmariansky Fortunately, iPhone doesn't allow access to such data if Location Services are switched off. However, IP geolocation still works; so an app developer who requests our API will be able to know the country / city you belong to. In Android, there are reports that Ad marketplaces have access to Cell tower data even if positioning is switched off. We haven't verified this yet, though.
Are we okay with this? Curious to hear how people feel
MakerHiring
This is essentially the same service both Google and Apple offer as part of their SDKs to developers. Our API allows developers another option (quicker / more accurate) to work with and also serves non-smartphone markets (B2B tracking), etc. It requires user permission to work on your phone.
This is neat and kind of scary.