ME button does not work in Mobile


In the Mobile plugin if you click the "ME" button you see a warning pop up instead of the feature working as expected.


The "ME" button in the Mobile plugin uses a browser feature called the Geolocation API to find out where you are.

Around a year ago Google announced their intent to only allow the use of browser features that supply sensitive user data to pages that are accessed securely. With the recent release of Chrome version 50 they have started enforcing this restriction, with other browser vendors looking to follow their lead.

This means that features like requesting the user's current geographical location can only be done if the page is served with the HTTPS protocol.


There is an easy fix to this issue and that is to serve your GpsGate Server over HTTPS.

If you are on a GpsGate hosted account you can contact us to move your account to HTTPS.

If you host your own GpsGate Server you will need to migrate to HTTPS yourself.

You can purchase an SSL certificate or use a free one to get you started.

Then you will need to configure IIS.

You can read more about the process here.