Geolocation on Marketplace’s Mobile Site

Your Marketplace Mobile site, located at m.yourdomain.com utilizes geosearching functionality when accessed by a smartphone that is Geo-Enabled.

Note

This only works on phones that are Geo-Enabled.

When logging into the mobile site, users will receive a prompt to allow geo-locating. This varies from phone to phone, but the typical request is along the lines of “Marketplace wants to know your location, click yes to share your location”.

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Checking yes will automatically enable geo-location. Users will now be able to see the nearest pizza shop, and if they’re open or closed, all on one screen!

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Note

In order to be visible in geo-search results, a business must have their Lattitude and Longitude in their business page. Businesses manually added via the admin panel will need these coordinates added. If a business is added from the public side of the site, the coordinates are automatically populated. Check a business’ geo-coordinates at www.yourdomain.com/admin/business

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  • Quicktip: Longitude will always be negative if you are in America.
  • Latitude and Longitude can be found using Google Maps, or also by using a site such as this http://itouchmap.com/latlong.html.

Screencast Example

Here’s a quick example of how Mobile Geosearch looks!

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