Quick and dirty way to get Location data on Mac in Xojo

You could make a Xojo plugin in XCode to access the location data, buy a plugin, or maybe use AppleScript but I think this is simple and will work right in the console using Curl as well as within any language that can issue shell commands. Since it’s Curl it should work for Linux as well.

Create a button and add an Event Handler “Action” and paste in the following code. That’s it

  Dim s As New Shell
  Dim cmd As String
  Dim ip As Variant
  Dim city As Variant
  Dim state As Variant
  Dim country As Variant
  Dim zip As Variant
  
  Dim coordsArray(1) As String
  Dim coords As Variant
  Dim latitude As String
  Dim longitude As String
  
  cmd = "curl -s ipinfo.io"
   
  s.Execute(cmd)
  
  If s.ErrorCode=0 Then
    Dim loc as new JSONItem(s.Result)
    
    ip = loc.Lookup("ip", "none")
    city = loc.Lookup("city", "none")
    state = loc.Lookup("region", "none")
    country = loc.Lookup("country", "none")
    zip = loc.Lookup("postal", "none")
    
    coords = loc.Lookup("loc", "")
    If len(coords) > 0 Then
      coordsArray=Split(str(coords),",")
      latitude = coordsArray(0)
      longitude = coordsArray(1)
    End If
    
    MsgBox(ip)
    MsgBox(city)
    MsgBox(state)
    MsgBox(zip)
    MsgBox(country)
    MsgBox(latitude)
    MsgBox(longitude)
    
  Else
    MsgBox("Error " + Str(s.ErrorCode))
  End If

~ by mohawke on May 24, 2014.