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geolocation doesn't work with iOS 6 web apps!

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Sep 19, 2012 8:50 PM

The javascript geolocation service doesn't work with iOS 6 web apps. We have a web app that works fine in iOS 5 and it works fine in iOS 6 in Safari. But in iOS 6 if you create a web app by adding clicking on the middle icon at the bottom of Safari and adding the app to your home screen it doesn't work anymore. The geolocation call simply hangs.

 

I created a really simple test problem. Simply go to http://stroll.nextbus.com/webkit/test.jsp in Safari to try it out. Then create a Home Screen icon for it and click on the icon and you can see that your position is never displayed. You can look at the html to understand this trivial application.

 

So how does one contact Apple to get them to investigate this issue?

 

And by the way, we have already gotten a huge number of complaints about this problem!

 

-- Mike

iPhone 4S, iOS 6
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