Why doesn't the bloody location technology work!?

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  1. Abcmsaj

    Abcmsaj Retired Moderator

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    I'm in Hereford in the UK with a 2.0 iPod Touch.

    Any app that needs location stuff... Where, Maps, Twitter.... None of them find me. Why not?
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    That's a shame.

    I remember you couldn't get Quasi Low-Jack to work either. Blame your ISP, I guess. Is Hereford an urban environment? I'm not sure if that would matter, but general location plays a part.
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    Abcmsaj Retired Moderator

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    It's where the SAS are located. I actually live at Credenhill if anyone's ever played COD.

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    But yeah... That could have an effect... Or maybe Google can't be f***ed to do something :s






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    help! mine doesn't work too

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    Off topic: My god you live about 1 hour away from me :O

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    On Topic: i thought the locate me thing does not work in the uk?
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    Yes it does, either that or Manchester isn't in the UK.
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    Oh maybe it only works in the bigger cities.

    meh.
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    Heh, you just answered your question indirectly there. It's because it needs those GPS stations so it can loop back via wi-fi (the wifi collects the data from these beacons to track your location) so that would explain why it works in Manchester but not in Hereford. I'd bet a million pounds you'd find your location in London within 5 seconds.
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  10. Abcmsaj

    Abcmsaj Retired Moderator

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    Loool.
    I'll walk an hour.

    Because it's an iPod, it doesn't use GPS... only Wifi. And on www.whatsmyip.com or w/e it is... it says I live in Essex.

    LONGGGG WAYYY from Hereford.

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