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Location-Aware Applications

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SummaryLocation-Aware Applications is a comprehensive guide to the technology and business of creating compelling location-based services and applications. The book walks you through the LBS landscape, from mapping technologies to available platforms; from toolkits to business questions like monetization and privacy. About the Book Mobile customers want entertainment, business apps, and on-the-go services that recognize and respond to location. This book will guide you through the technology and business of mobile applications so you can create competitive and innovative apps based on location-based services. It is an engaging look at the LBS landscape, from choosing the right mobile platform, to making money with your application, to dealing with privacy issues. It provides insight into a wealth of ideas for LBS development so you can build the next killer app. What's Inside

  • Managing location-aware content

  • Making money from location-based services

  • Augmented reality and tablets

  • Detailed examples for iPhone and Android

Who Should Read this Book This book is written for developers and business pros - no prior knowledge of location-based services is assumed. ========================================?========= Table of Contents
PART 1 LBS, THE BIG PICTURE
  1. Location-based services: An overview

  2. Positioning technologies

  3. Mapping

  4. Content options

    PART 2 TECHNOLOGY

  5. Consumer applications

  6. Mobile platforms

  7. Connectivity issues

  8. Server-side integration

    PART 3 CREATING WINNING LBS BUSINESSES

  9. Monetization of location-based services

  10. The privacy debate

  11. Distributing your application

  12. Securing your business idea