Chapter 4. Content options

The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

This chapter covers

  • Licensing content from third parties
  • Creating user-generated content
  • Creating mashups

The breadth and scope of content options are multiplying as more and more web services converge with mobile services, giving application developers increasing choices as to what to show users of their application. Developers need to deliver new, exciting content if they want to engage their users because an engaged user is a sticky user. This is especially important for location-based social networks.

You can incorporate many different data sources into your LBS application. The main characteristic of all this ...

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