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Mobile Location Services: The Definitive Guide by Andrew Jagoe

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New Opportunities and Challenges for Application Developers

The infrastructures being deployed by mobile operators and the automotive industry provide a platform that enables an entirely new category of applications. Focused on mobility-based computing, they have capabilities that today's stationary-based application development model doesn't even consider. Just as the most innovative applications for the Internet were not developed by Internet backbone providers, it is likely that the most successful “killer apps” will be developed by third-party software developers.

However, these new opportunities are not without challenges. Mobile location services require the combination of a number of independently complex technologies. Quality map data ...

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