As mobile device usage continues to expand at a rapid pace, applications that effectively utilize a userâ€™s location become increasingly valuable to businesses operating in the mobile world.
“Location-Aware Applications” aims to provide readers with a thorough background to the new era of location-aware applications that are set to change the mobile landscape and shape the very core of mobile services for this decade. It is designed to specifically address the growing segment of developer-entrepreneurs who wish to gain insights into specific aspects of establishing a viable LBS business.
“Location-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.
Purchase includes free PDF, ePub, and Kindle eBooks downloadable at manning.com.What's InsideManaging location-aware contentMaking money from location-based servicesAugmented reality and tabletsDetailed examples for iPhone and AndroidWho Should Read this Book
This book is written for developers and business pros - no prior knowledge of location-based services is assumed.
========================================​=========Table of ContentsPART 1 LBS, THE BIG PICTURELocation-based services: An overviewPositioning technologiesMappingContent optionsPART 2 TECHNOLOGYConsumer applicationsMobile platformsConnectivity issuesServer-side integrationPART 3 CREATING WINNING LBS BUSINESSESMonetization of location-based servicesThe privacy debateDistributing your applicationSecuring your business idea
Based in Barcelona, Richard Ferraro
co-founded GeoMe Communications, a leading location-aware app innovator in 2008. An experienced Business Developer, Ric has over 15 years experience in people- and projectmanagement in the corporate world. Ric has specific expertise in Location Based Services, Mobile Apps, Social Networks, Social Mobile Media, Privacy and Monetization Strategies. He holds an MBA from EADA Business School in Barcelona.