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How to convert getCurrentPosition results to city name for free using ReverseGeocoding API?

How to convert getCurrentPosition results to city name for free using ReverseGeocoding API?

These days it is quite common to see websites asking permission to access user locations. There are multiple use-cases of using location data to personalise your web content and deliver targeted messaging. 

This feature can be enabled in any website by using HTML 5 Geolocation API and is widely supported by all current web browsers including Chrome, Safari, Firefox, IE and Opera.

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What is the best way to store phone numbers in a database to avoid duplication?

What is the best way to store phone numbers in a database to avoid duplication?

How often have you opened your customer database and spent hours cleaning and formatting phone numbers? It is the most common problem hampering the efficiency of your business. Yet, many companies still ignore them and end up collecting invalid or duplicate data. 

At the heart of this problem, lies a simple question - should you store a phone number as an integer or as a string in a database. But, the Internet forums are divided on this topic leading to confusion. Most of these arguments are one dimensional and ignores the real challenges behind storing phone numbers.  

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Product Announcement: “Where Am I? - Locality Info” now available on the iOS app store.

Product Announcement: “Where Am I? - Locality Info” now available on the iOS app store.

"Where Am I - Locality info" is designed to provide detailed administrative boundary information for your current locality and in the language of your choice.

The app implements a completely new approach to identifying the locality information. The method is exceptionally fast with each response being generated with sub-millisecond timing, allowing for true real-time applications.

 

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How to implement Free Reverse Geocoding Javascript API without API Key

How to implement Free Reverse Geocoding Javascript API without API Key

Hyper-personalisation has become a key ingredient in delivering a great customer experience and carrying out effective targeted marketing campaigns. At the heart of hyper-personalisation, lies user’s location data. All the digital marketing ads, e-commerce platforms, sharing-based services, content delivery systems and many more are based on location data. Hence, identifying user’s location information has become of paramount importance to businesses. 

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The Next Generation IP Geolocation service

The Next Generation IP Geolocation service

After extensive research and development, BigDataCloud is positioned to revolutionise the IP Geolocation industry, offering services that finally overcome these pitfalls and the stigmas that surround them.

With the current trend in online connectivity, the internet-of-things and the integration of internet connected commerce and marketing, it is absolutely vital that you can make immediate, qualitative decisions based on your customer’s location and demographic regardless of the media they are using.

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IP Geolocation Demystified

IP Geolocation Demystified

IP Geolocation is an essential technology that overcomes this limitation to help organisations identify the location of their customers based on their IP addresses. Organisations such as online service operators, financial institutions, search engines, ad agencies and any business offering an online shopping / e-commerce experience are able to provide their customers with the best products and services available in their region. This IP Geolocation service is also crucial for preventing online fraud, managing digital rights, and serving targeted marketing material and pricing.

If you wonder where your online customers are coming from or wish to customise your clients’ online experience based on their location, you are likely familiar with various commercial IP Geolocation services, ranging from free to highly-priced to enterprise-only. Most of these providers declare superior accuracy, although show little transparency on the methodology, and present scarce evidence to support their claimed accuracy.

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