Around Me app

Discussion in 'UK iPad General Discussions' started by mjh, Jun 5, 2011.

  1. mjh

    mjh iPF Noob

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    Hello,

    I live in London and have just received an iPad (WiFi only) as a birthday present.

    I find 'Around Me' very useful on my iPhone, but get "no results" in all categories on the iPad. It does have my current location correctly.

    The app store says that 'Around Me' works on both iPhone and iPad. Does the iPad need 3G for it to work? If not, any suggestions on how to fix it would be appreciated.

    Regards

    MJH
     
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    Tim SPRACKLEN iPad Legend

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    The app requires GPS to work properly and the WiFi iPad doesn't have GPS capability. Yes - it also requires Internet access - but that could be either WiFi or 3G. The WiFi iPad can approximately locate its position by using a database of WiFi hotspots. So, if it can 'see' a WiFi hotspot that's in Apple's database, then it can locate itself - though not as well as with GPS. GPS is built in to the same chip set that the 3G functionality is on, so that's why the WiFi iPad doesn't have GPS.

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