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LOCATION-BASED SERVICES: No-go on laptops

I keep running into this and I need to know that the PowerApps team is aware/working on it. 

  • It is not possible to create apps with CRITICAL location-based services because Location.Latitude and Location.Longitude do NOT work in the browser.

I've had to abondon 3 project requests this month that:

  • Search for the nearest hospital, the nearest cross-street, the nearest company asset, etc. based on users Lat/Long because of this.

Its no problem using Azure Maps (or internal) APIs to find these things and bring back some results, but as identified in my tests here, Lat/Long does not work unless device has sensors. This causes my VPN users to appear in a centralized location (where our VPN servers reside) and thus bring back ERRONEOUS results. This is not a good look for things like hospitals, nearest cross-street (for emergency access) and company assets.
I'm advocating for some way to deal with this in PowerApps (choose "Region Settings" or the like) or the removal of Lat/Long capabilities from Browser-based PowerApps (similar to offline storage) until this is addressed.

Please advise.

Thank you

 

 

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Community Support
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Re: LOCATION-BASED SERVICES: No-go on laptops

Hi @ericonline ,

 

If you still have this issues and confuse, please don't hesitate to 

https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/support/

 

Best Regards.

Yumia

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Re: LOCATION-BASED SERVICES: No-go on laptops

Hi @v-yuxima-msft ,
I'm not sure a support request can help me.
It appears the problem is: 

  • When using PowerApps on laptop/desktop browser, the INTERNET CONNECTION is used to determine users Lat/Long.
  • For those using a VPN or a non-local internet carrier, the Lat/Long ARE NOT ACCURATE
  • This results in incorrect user location thus INVALIDATING any location-based services.
  • Please see my tests here to prove the issue.

Thank you 

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