Simple SharePoint hosted App “User Location Tracker”

27. April 2015 08:24 by Rashid Aziz in Sharepoint blogs  //  Tags: ,   //   Comments

You can follow the below steps to get user location information inside your SharePoint hosted app.

Create a “SharePoint Host App” project in visual studio 2013

Replace app.js contents with below code

jQuery.ajax({

    url: '//freegeoip.net/json/',

    type: 'POST',

    dataType: 'jsonp',

    success: function (location) {

        jQuery('#city').html(location.city);

        jQuery('#region-code').html(location.region_code);

        jQuery('#region-name').html(location.region_name);

        jQuery('#ip').html(location.ip);

        jQuery('#longitude').html(location.longitude);

        jQuery('#latitude').html(location.latitude);

        jQuery('#country-name').html(location.country_name);

        jQuery('#country-code').html(location.country_code);

    }

});

On default.aspx page replace the “PlaceHolderMain” control with the following code

<asp:Content ContentPlaceHolderID="PlaceHolderMain" runat="server">

<label for="city">City: </label><label id="city"></label> <br />

<label for="country-name">Country: </label><label id="country-name"></label>  <br />

<label for="country-code">Country code: </label><label id="country-code"></label> <br />

<label for="region-name">Region: </label><label id="region-name"></label> <br />

<label for="region-code">Region code: </label><label id="region-code"></label> <br />

<label for="latitude">Latitude: </label><label id="latitude"></label> <br />

<label for="longitude">longitude: </label><label id="longitude"></label> <br />

<label for="ip">IP address: </label><label id="ip"></label> <br />

</asp:Content>

Press F5 and see the magic 

My Results

A user from London Office

 

 A user from Amsterdam office 

 

This is just the basic user location specific information I have managed to get using http://freegeoip.net free web service. Now you can use this information to drive user experience in you SharePoint environment. Good luck!

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