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Mobile Location Services: The Definitive Guide by Andrew Jagoe

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Platforms

There are a variety of platforms available for location services clients, from standards-based platforms like Palm OS and Windows CE to proprietary platforms like those typically found in low-end mobile phones and some in-vehicle navigation systems. Standards-based platforms make development easier because they provide more tools for development and more engineers with experience on the platform. Proprietary platforms can often be optimized to achieve better performance, but are very costly to develop, support, and upgrade over time.

No matter what type of platform you choose for your mobile location services application, the small-form factor requires adhering to certain user interface guidelines to ensure usability. In addition to ...

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