Location-Aware Applications by Richard FerraroLocation-Aware Applications by Richard Ferraro

Location-Aware Applications

byRichard Ferraro, Murat Aktihanoglu

Paperback | July 16, 2011

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Summary

Location-Aware Applicationsis 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 of the print book comes with an offer of a free PDF, ePub, and Kindle eBook from Manning. Also available is all code from the book.

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
  5. PART 2 TECHNOLOGY
  6. Consumer applications
  7. Mobile platforms
  8. Connectivity issues
  9. Server-side integration
  10. PART 3 CREATING WINNING LBS BUSINESSES
  11. Monetization of location-based services
  12. The privacy debate
  13. Distributing your application
  14. Securing 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 project-management in the corporate world. Ric is an Official Blog Contributor to the Mobile Monday Bloghive and W3C Mobile Web Initiativ...
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Title:Location-Aware ApplicationsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9.25 × 7.38 × 0.94 inPublished:July 16, 2011Publisher:Manning PublicationsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1935182331

ISBN - 13:9781935182337

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