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Location-Aware Applications by Murat Aktihanoglu, Richard Ferraro

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Chapter 1. Location-based services: an overview

This chapter covers

  • Elements of a location-based service
  • Using LBS in the commercial and consumer sectors
  • Challenges of developing mobile LBS
  • Future opportunities of LBS

Location, location, location!

This common answer to the question “what matters most when buying real estate?” is rapidly becoming the answer to “what matters most in today’s world of mobile services?”

Why is location so important?

Location is a fundamental aspect of the new, exciting world of mobile web-enabled services, revolutionizing how we go about our daily lives. The usefulness of many of today’s most popular mobile applications and services is determined by one key factor: where you are at the exact moment when you’re ...

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