Re: [ia-55] Displaying user location, best practices

From: Chris C.
Sent on: Wednesday, May 16, 2012 2:14 PM
A use case would help determine the answers to your questions. Can you provide any context?

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CHRISTOPHER
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On Wed, May 16, 2012 at 2:12 PM, Amanda <[address removed]> wrote:
I think it depends on the scenario... For strangers meeting on a site,
I like how Skout does it... They only specify distance away and the
city the other user is in, to within .5 miles and is never more
specific than that. To locate friends I would imagine it is more
specific.

- Amanda
Skype: amanda.abelove


On Wed, May 16, 2012 at 1:33 PM, Ernest Li <[address removed]> wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> Just wondering if anyone knows of any research on best practices for
> displaying user location in a location-based app (within the US). My
> interest is not in design issues like placement or font size, but rather the
> actual text itself.
>
> In other words, are users expecting to see a ZIP? A city/state? Text that
> says "current location"? Should it always be consistent or should it vary
> based on the method of user input? Things like that. I've looked at a number
> of location-based apps, and there doesn't seem to be a dominant pattern.
>
> Anyway, any articles, papers, or informed opinions on this topic would be
> much appreciated. Thanks!
>
>
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