I've been looking for a way to capture the geolocation from a devices (iphone, ipad, etc) GPS and set the location value on a custom object. Looking to add an interactive google map or something to the object as well that works in conjunction with the captured location.

I'm having trouble finding a good resource that illustrates something like this. I've seen plenty of resources that use a defined location or address to make the interactive map but I'm looking for a way for the device to set that location on the fly.

Can anybody point me in the right direction?

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Getting geolocaiton from mobile browser is easy if you are using a browser that supports it. Try below code,

function GetLocation(location) {

Once you have got location to javascript, you can easily interact with salesforce API using javascript remoting or AJAX API. Try below link for query details, https://developer.salesforce.com/blogs/engineering/2015/02/geolocation-field-types-salesforce1-platform.html


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