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“IP Address & Geolocation” version 2.0 released

I’ve published a new version of my browser extension (aka webextension) “IP Address & Geolocation”.

Changelog for version 2:

  • Country flags are now shown as an icon in the toolbar, thanks to @mispp, who has contributed code through GitHub
    • This can be switched back to the default globe icon in options page
  • The extension popup (the small window you get when clicking on the icon in the toolbar) has now an error handling with a retry-function. A snackbar (a notification) will appear when the extension is not able to load any data. In previous versions the progressbar was just running endlessly without any feedback in a case of an error.
  • Images were optimized with the help of optipng.
  • Build script added to create packages for different browsers automatically. WebExtensions were meant to be a cross-browser system for developing extensions but browsers still have different support in case of APIs and metadata files. So the script helps for testing and deploying the extension on different browsers.
  • Removed storage permission for Chrome-like browsers, Firefox still needs it to save the settings. This is a good example for the different behavior of the browsers.
  • Higher contrast for badge with the country code. Now the background is black and the text is white.

Install for your browser:

As of today the extension has over 140000 downloads where the most are from Opera users. One reason for the huge Opera user-base is, that my extension was trending in the “privacy & security” category of Opera’s Add-on store. It is still on page 2 of the most popular extensions. So give it a try.

You can also find the source code on GitHub.

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“IP Address & Geolocation” now with IPv6 support

I’ve released updates for the Android app and the browser extension of my tools named both “IP Address & Geolocation” with a total of over 120000 downloads.

With the new updates you’re now able to see your IPv6 and get also alerts for these when they change.

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Firefox ‘IP Geolocator’ extension

I have released the IP Geolocator extension now also for Firefox. You can find it on the Firefox Add-on page.

Please note:
If you are using NoScript or any similiar add-on you have to whitelist following URLs to make IP Geolocator work for you:

  • moz-extension:
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IP Geolocator on Android

I made the Chrome/Chromium Extension “IP Geolocator” also available for Android. You can find it on the PlayStore.

This app shows your current IP address and geolocational information about it.

It also notifies you, if you have a broken VPN or proxy connection, when the country-code and/or IP address changes unexpectedly. You can set an alert with a special ringtone and or vibration.

You can also display your IP position in Google Maps or check for DNS leaks via browser (external service).

Please note, that the information about your location are fetched out of a database and may not be the same as your real location. This app shows your location like the websites would match your IP to any location.

Get it on Google Play