Mobile Location Services: The Definitive Guide

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Prentice Hall Professional, 2003 - Computers - 452 pages
-- Includes case studies based on real world solution deployments with Vicinity, ATX, Ford and Hutchison 3G.-- Insights into differences between solutions for US and European marketplaces.-- Includes a software development kit for building a basic Location Service Solution.Mobile applications must be much smarter than desktop web applications. These applications need to know user's location, surroundings, and provide directions on how to get there. Developers face many challenges, including how to pinpoint the user's location, how to retrieve relevant spatial data from map databases that are often 20 Gigabytes in size, and how to support multiple clients. The mobility provided by the proliferation of wireless devices, such as Palm Pilots and onboard navigation systems presents a new class of opportunities and problems for application developers. This book provides an end-to-end solution guide to understand the issues in location-based services and build solutions that will sell. Complete with software and industry case studies, this book is an essential companion to anyone wanting to build the next killer application. The more than one million auto-based telematics terminals that have been installed by year-end 2001 are ample testimony of the opportunities and attractiveness of the mobile location services market. This large and growing installed base of subscribers also provides multiple implementation examples, which are incorporated into the text

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Quite a comprehensive guide and good coverage of all related topics in one book. Great book for professionals in this domain.


Building a Mobile Location Services Solution
The Mobile Location Server
Spatial Analysis
Mobile Positioning
Authentication and Security
Personalization and Profiling
Mobile Commerce
Mobile Location Service Technology
Advanced Topics
Appendix A Abbreviations
LIF Mobile Location Protocol
Platform for Privacy Preferences P3P
Appendix E Internet Resources

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About the author (2003)

ANDREW JAGOE, one of the world's leading consultants on mobile location services, has worked closely with both customers for location services development tools and the companies that market these tools. Jagoe developed the Java sample applications bundled with the Kivera Location Server and wrote the first Java API for another leading location server product.

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