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Mobile Location Services: The Definitive Guide by Andrew Jagoe

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Chapter 10. Client Platforms and Protocols

The location services client is the interface through which users interact with your system. It is the point at which all technologies are brought together—and usability and performance of your client determine a user's opinion of not only your service, but in many cases your company and its brand as well. Mainstream consumers will judge products on issues such as the aesthetics of the form factor and ease of use in addition to application performance and delivery.

The innovation generated by Internet and World Wide Web technology has impacted the way client/server software is developed in many positive ways. Supporting massive installed bases has never been easy, but distributed environments, object-oriented ...

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