Finding out more about a user from their public IP

May 26th 2014

Over the years, the idea of tracing users to exact locations is something that's become big business.

There are libraries out there (both free and commercial) which can help you out, but there's a better way (I think).

For front end applications, consider using my new service. It's name (not surprisingly) is "My location is". Much like other services of mine, this is also hosted on the Google App Engine (so it's uptime is REALLY GOOD!).

Take a look here: http://my-location-is.appspot.com/

It handles a few different options, such as a JSON, XML and a callback option. Check them out below:

XML: http://my-location-is.appspot.com/xml

JSON: http://my-location-is.appspot.com/json

Callback: http://my-location-is.appspot.com/callback?callback=foobar


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