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iPhone User Interface Cookbook by Cameron Banga

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Locating the sweet spot when handling location services

Arguably the most powerful driver of mobile application growth has been the nearly endless idea opportunity provided through the easy accessibility to geo-location data. For the first time in computing history, it's easy and within reach to know the location of a user on the go, and then provide dynamic content on demand that is specifically tailored to that user's current position.

Location services have been one of the great benefits for application developers in the rise of the smart phone. Thanks to on-device assisted GPS capabilities; it's possible to pinpoint a user within a 10-meter radius nearly anywhere on the planet.

The ability to tap the device for location information helps us ...

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