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Location-Aware Applications by Murat Aktihanoglu, Richard Ferraro

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Chapter 7. Connectivity issues

This chapter covers

  • Key success factors for connectivity
  • Security of location data
  • Examples of location-aware applications

Undoubtedly, one of the key benefits of location-based services is their ability to automatically detect where the mobile user is and offer relevant information based on the user’s location. The requirement to constantly know where the user is brings with it a number of development challenges. Solutions for these challenges should anticipate the likely behavior of the user.

If the application is to be used on an ad hoc basis for very brief periods, then an on-demand approach will offer better performance than an always-on application. An on-demand application will likely require more time ...

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