The (accidental) political developer

Renato Losio

When a user uploads a picture, posts on Facebook or searches on-line for the nearest event, location-based services are part of the equation. And they present unexpected challenges to the developer who targets an international audience and wants to rely on location data to control features. When a controversial decoding is in a disputed territory or a partially recognized states, the corner cases might become a support and PR nightmare. From Hong Kong to war zones, from Crimea to Palestine, we will cover examples and basic patterns on how to limit the impacts of the geolocation challenges.

Language: English

Level: Beginner