A4A : ‘Near Me’ Option, more info
Thank you for the feedback on the different location based features available through the apps and now, through the Near Me feature on the websites!
It is important to remember that geo-locations are estimates, and that the technology used to pinpoint your location is not 100% accurate. Accuracy with the Near Me feature varies according to who your Internet Service Provider is and how they track locations and share the information with browsers.
As our help pages says; “Many factors affect the accuracy ‘Near Me’ results as reported. For example; a member may have their profile set to one location, but be logging in from another. It is also important to know that “Near Me” accuracy varies greatly from location to location. In some places, service providers may be able to provide very accurate location information while in other areas the information provided by providers many not be as accurate and the ‘Near Me’ location as reported may be way off.
Not all web browsers are able to share location information, only browsers such as Internet Explorer 9.0+, Firefox 3.5+, Safari 5.0+, Chrome 5.0+, Opera 10.6+ have the capacity to share geo-location. If you are not using one of these browsers your location cannot be shared, we recommend that you update your browser to the latest version available”.
We are using this technology to help you have more fun by adding more options to help you find new guys. We are also using this technology so that we can be as cutting edge as possible, so Adam4Adam can be a part of new technologies as they come out and can be used to make the site better.
Location-based technology is still evolving in all its forms with everyone, cell service providers, smart phones, ISPs, browsers, and now its evolving on Adam4Adam!
As the technology improves we expect that the accuracy of the Near Me feature on the site, and the location-based features in apps will continue to increase in accuracy.
We hope you enjoy playing with the new Near Me feature! If you do, feel free to help us to continue to get smarter by making a donation!