Google Gears Gets Geolocation API

The new update to Google Gears will now work with Location Based Services.  Up until now, this has really been used with cell phones, such as Google Maps, to find things close to the phones triangulated location.  Now, developers can use Google Gears on your laptop in conjunction with your WiFi access point to do the same thing.  I’ve used this type of thing on my iPhone and ATT Tilt in the past trying to find places to eat while traveling, it could be interesting to see what type of applications make use of this on a Laptop/Tablet PC/Netbook.

Introducing the Gears Geolocation API for all laptop WiFi users