Geolocation: add developer info and available services

RESOLVED FIXED

Status

www.mozilla.org
Pages & Content
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enhancement
RESOLVED FIXED
8 years ago
3 years ago

People

(Reporter: kohei, Assigned: Wasim Thabraze, Mentored)

Tracking

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

(Whiteboard: [kb=1536942] [good first bug], URL)

(Reporter)

Description

8 years ago
Geolocation informational page needs a faq for webdevs like this:

Q. How can I add support for Geolocation to my web site?
A. Web developers can integrate the Geolocation support into your service by following the instructions at Mozilla Developer Center <https://developer.mozilla.org/en/Using_geolocation>.

Also, it would nice to have links to available services including Google Maps.
http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/07/09/location-now-built-in-to-google-maps-%E2%80%94-in-chrome-and-firefox/

We've already added the faq and links to the localized page:
http://mozilla.jp/firefox/features/geolocation/

Comment 1

8 years ago
Copying Doug on this...Doug, what do you think?

Comment 2

8 years ago
it is not a bad idea - People might wonder how geolocation works and how they can also add it to their site.  current web searches return gear's api docus when looking for geolocation.

john, target audience question -- they people reading these questions, will they be asking that sort of question?

Comment 3

8 years ago
(In reply to comment #2)
> john, target audience question -- they people reading these questions, will
> they be asking that sort of question?
I don't have any specific data on that sort of info, but my guess is that they're a fairly general sample of our user base. Even so, that surely includes enough developers that it'd be helpful to have this content on there. 

Doug, what would you recommend in terms of content? Is Kohei's Q&A enough? Do we need the list of available services? (my hesitation on the services is that it'd become something we'd need to update fairly often...would personally rather either leave it off or link to another page that's more regularly maintained.)
Component: www.mozilla.org/firefox → www.mozilla.org
Product: Websites → Websites

Comment 4

5 years ago
Closing old Mozilla.org website bugs due to them not being relevant to the new Python-based Bedrock system. Re-open if this is a critical bug and should be resolved on the new system too.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 5 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX

Comment 5

5 years ago
Still relevant.
Status: RESOLVED → REOPENED
Resolution: WONTFIX → ---

Comment 6

5 years ago
I like the idea of adding this:

Q. How can I add support for Geolocation to my web site?
A. Web developers can integrate the Geolocation support into your service by following the instructions at Mozilla Developer Center <https://developer.mozilla.org/en/Using_geolocation>.

Code is here: https://github.com/mozilla/bedrock/blob/master/apps/firefox/templates/firefox/geolocation.html

John Slater: If that content looks good, we can have the websites team make the change and push it out on a next release.
Component: www.mozilla.org → General
Product: Websites → www.mozilla.org
(Reporter)

Updated

4 years ago
Severity: normal → enhancement
Status: REOPENED → NEW
Component: General → Pages & Content

Updated

3 years ago
Mentor: malexis@mozilla.com
Whiteboard: [kb=1536942] [good first bug]

Comment 7

3 years ago
I am new in here. I want to take this as my first bug.
Can you please help me as to how to get started ?

Comment 8

3 years ago
(In reply to Siva from comment #7)
> I am new in here. I want to take this as my first bug.
> Can you please help me as to how to get started ?

Hi Siva.

Here are the docs on how to contribute to mozilla.org:

https://bedrock.readthedocs.org/en/latest/contribute.html

The page is located here on github:

https://github.com/mozilla/bedrock/blob/master/bedrock/firefox/templates/firefox/geolocation.html

If you can get content added to that page and do a pull request, we can triage it and get it up on the website. 

Thanks for the help!
(Assignee)

Comment 9

3 years ago
Hello Chris,

I'm new to Bugzilla. I'm really interested in fixing this bug. I feel glad if you can assign it to me.

Thanks in advance.

Regards,

Wasim

Updated

3 years ago
Assignee: nobody → waseem.tabraze
(Assignee)

Comment 10

3 years ago
Hello Chris,

Thanks for assigning me this bug. I'm really motivated to fix this bug. I feel glad if you can help me getting started to fix this bug.

I've gone through 
1. https://bedrock.readthedocs.org/en/latest/contribute.html
2. https://github.com/mozilla/bedrock/blob/master/bedrock/firefox/templates/firefox/geolocation.html

As a beginner, I actually don't understand what I actually need to do with this bug! As you said above 'If you can get content added to that page and do a pull request, we can triage it and get it up on the website'. What do you actually mean by 'content'.Do I actually need to add few FAQ's there?

Thanks in advance.

Comment 11

3 years ago
May i know if anyone working on this bug?

As a new comer, I am trying to setup the bedrock project and work on this bug,
I have added the following content to the geolocation.html page:

Q. How can I add support for Geolocation to my web site?
A. Web developers can integrate the Geolocation support into your service by following the instructions at Mozilla Developer Center <https://developer.mozilla.org/en/Using_geolocation>.

Is that all needed for this bug?

Thanks.

Comment 12

3 years ago
Commit pushed to master at https://github.com/mozilla/bedrock

https://github.com/mozilla/bedrock/commit/9ecc96970d5edfc2c1afb5b52f650b63ec82112a
Bug 504790 - Add new faq for Geolocation

Add a new faq about how to add support for Geolocation to
website.

Updated

3 years ago
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 5 years ago3 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
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