m.fmi.fi/saa takes forever to find the location

asked 2014-05-30 11:02:32 +0300

Wizah gravatar image

updated 2014-07-23 11:05:19 +0300

jiit gravatar image

First time I opened the webpage it just tried to find the location for a couple of seconds before my phone rebooted for some reason. After reboot I tried to open the web page again and now it took about 1min before the location was received by the web page. This could of course be a bug on the web page too but when opening the same URL using Firefox 29 on my PC it finds it immediately.

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GPS has always been super flakey.

vasavr ( 2014-05-30 16:34:32 +0300 )edit

@Wizah I tried this at home indoors just now and location was fixed with in 30s, which is not that bad. But do we know to which technology the location fix on this site is actually based on?

Kari ( 2014-05-31 12:32:55 +0300 )edit

W3C Geolocation API? And this is a phone GPS issue, as I said its flakey at best.

vasavr ( 2014-05-31 14:17:22 +0300 )edit

+1 If GPS is not available (immediately), the browser should (first) get the network based location coordinates. IMHO this is the way it should work since I cannot switch on GPS or network-based location separately.

Jolly-Jo ( 2014-11-07 09:08:27 +0300 )edit

This seems to be the case in Yliaavanlampi too (

Wizah ( 2015-03-17 16:11:33 +0300 )edit