Google has also released a Geolocation module for their Gears API. Google says that “the Geolocation module provides the best estimate of the user’s position using a number of sources (called location providers). These providers may be onboard (GPS for example) or server-based (a network location provider).” The API includes a method that lets you track the changes and perform an action based on the new location. Unlike the AJAX API, this requires that users have Gears 0.4 installed and they explicitly allow the application to obtain location information. Unfortunately, Gears is only available for Firefox, IE and IE Mobile, but the team promises to extend the availability to other browsers. Gears for Safari will soon be released, so S60 and iPhone support shouldn’t be far away. Google Mobile Blog has two examples of sites that already use the Gears API.