Sunday, August 29, 2010
Posted by Brad Wasson in "Windows Phone Talk" @ 07:30 PM
"We've mentioned in the past about 'Orion', the geolocation service/API for Windows Phone 7 which allows developers access to many forms of locating the phone's location extremely quickly."
WMExperts has posted a short article commenting on their expectation that developers will soon be taking advantage of the Windows Phone 7 platform's geolocation service/API to develop interesting game play. The geolocation API allows developers to ascertain the location of the phone, opening up intriguing opportunities for games. One could envisage game play where your phone's physical location could play a role in what you can "see" or have access to. The options are endless. There is a potential downside to geolocation information however - privacy. Your phone's location is often close to your location, so one could infer where you are quite easily. Properly implemented though, this capability can be managed by the end-user giving appropriate permission. It will be interesting to see what sort of game play the developers come up with.