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Johann Dowa

Open Source Library That Uses Free GeoIP Services To Provide The Users Approximate Location

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I’ve mentioned a nice tutorial on using CLGeocoder when it was introduced in iOS 5.

Here’s a library for those times when you don’t need a precise user location, and would rather not ask the user for permission called FCCurrentLocationGeocoder from Fabio Caccamo.

FCCurentLocationLoader uses a free GeoIP service (you can download and use the database yourself) in order to get the user’s location using IP address.

You can find FCIPAddressGeocoder on Github here.

You can find the FreeGeoIP database and server on Github here.

Fabio also has a library simplifying use of LocationManager and CLGeocoder that can automatically us FCIPAddressGeocoder that can be found on Github here.

A nice library if you’re looking for a fallback or just don’t want to ask the user for permission but need some approximate location info.


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