Geolocation

A Laravel integration for using the IP Info DB service

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A IP Info DB integration for Laravel

Installation


This package requires PHP 5.6+, and includes a Laravel 5 Service Provider and Facade.

To install through composer include the package in your composer.json.

"midnite81/geolocation": "1.*"

Run composer install or composer update to download the dependencies or you can run composer require midnite81/geolocation.

Refresh Autoloader


At this point some users may need to run the command composer dump-autoload. Alternatively, you can run php artisan optimize which should include the dump-autoload command.

Laravel 5 Integration


To use the package with Laravel 5 firstly add the GeoLocation service provider to the list of service providers in app/config/app.php.

'providers' => [

  Midnite81\GeoLocation\GeoLocationServiceProvider::class

];

Add the GeoLocation facade to your aliases array.

'aliases' => [

  'GeoLocation' => Midnite81\GeoLocation\Facades\GeoLocation::class,

];

Publish the config and migration files using php artisan vendor:publish --provider="Midnite81\GeoLocation\GeoLocationServiceProvider"

Configuration File


Once you have published the config files, you will find a geolocation.php file in the config folder. You should look through these settings and update these where necessary.

Env


You will need to add the following to your .env file and update these with your own settings

GEOLOCATION_API_KEY=<key>
GEOLOCATION_CACHE=<duration_in_minutes>

Get your GeoLocation API Key


Before using this package you must get an API Key from IP Info DB. Please access http://ipinfodb.com/register.php and after registering and confirming your email address your api key will be show. Please copy and set to your .env file on GEOLOCATION_API_KEY option.

Example Usage


use Midnite81\GeoLocation\Contracts\Services\GeoLocation;
use Illuminate\Http\Request;

public function index(GeoLocation $geo, Request $request) 
{
    $ipLocation = $geo->getCity($request->ip());

    // if you do $geo->get($request->ip()), the default precision is now city

    // $ipLocation is an IpLocation Object

    echo $ipLocation->ipAddress; // e.g. 127.0.0.1

    echo $ipLocation->getAddressString(); // e.g. London, United Kingdom

    // the object has a toJson() and toArray() method on it 
    // so you can die and dump an array.
    dd($ipLocation->toArray()); 

}

Methods on IpLocation


$ipLocation->getStatusCode(); // returns status code of request (e.g. 200)
$ipLocation->getStatusMessage(); // returns any status message to go with code
$ipLocation->getIpAddress(); // the geolocation IP requested
$ipLocation->getCountryCode(); // country code of the IP e.g. GB
$ipLocation->getCountryName(); // country name of the IP e.g. United Kingdom
$ipLocation->getRegionName(); // region name of the IP e.g. England
$ipLocation->getCityName(); // city name of the IP e.g. London
$ipLocation->getZipCode(); // postcode of the IP e.g. SE01 1AA
$ipLocation->getPostCode(); // postcode of the IP e.g. SE01 1AA
$ipLocation->getLatitude(); // latitude of the IP e.g. 53.4030
$ipLocation->getLongitude(); // longitude of the IP e.g. -1.201
$ipLocation->getTimeZone(); // timezone of the IP e.g.
$ipLocation->getAddressString(); // gets the city, region and country as a string
$ipLocation->toArray(); // returns object as an array
$ipLocation->toJson(); // returns object as a json object