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Creating a custom GEO IP module
 
bobson73
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Hi,

I’m going to let our inhouse programmer create a new GEO IP module for our magento stores, and i’m willing to share it with all of you once it’s finished if interested.

What it basicly will do is:

- Autoswitch currency + convert price accordingly based on visitor’s GEO location (country).
- Display banners (static blocks?) based on visitors GEO location (country).
- A dropdown menu listing all the supported countries
- Clickable flags of the supported countries.

Does anybody know a reliable free GEO IP database? I read about maxmind, is that any good?

 
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hyteckit
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If you want a free GEO IP database, maxmind is the way to go.

 
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azolia
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Hi,

Thanks, i’ll try the open source API .

Regards

 
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johnrau
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Hey! smile

Did you ever make this module? Or find another one that solves the same problem?

-John

 
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ParaColorir
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azolia - 17 November 2009 11:16 PM

Hi,

Thanks, i’ll try the open source API .

Regards

I’ll try it too!!! Thanks for sharing

Para Colorir

 
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serpyre
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Why bother with extensions, apart from the blocks which you can use OpenX, it is all built in to Magento already with multi-store and use Apache/Nginx redirection with Maxmind. Yes, it is harder to setup initially but as there are no extensions there is nothing to break. We saw; it running, works perfectly however Magento is a pain with auto-swtiching and cookies regardless of what solution you use.

 
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