O'Reilly logo

Windows Phone 7.5: Building Location-aware Applications by Zeeshan Chawdhary

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Chapter 1. The Location-based World

Location-based services (LBS) are pioneering and revolutionary services that have taken the Internet world by storm. The exponential growth of smartphones has led to increased demands for location-aware apps. The popular technology news blog Gigaom.com predicts that by the year 2016, LBS will be worth $10 billion. You can read the full report at:

http://gigaom.com/2011/06/09/location-based-services-worth-10b-by-2016/

Location-based services are a revolutionary, yet still fresh-from-the-oven, breed of services that have grown tremendously to carve themselves a new industry in just a few years. LBS is the next stage of evolution for search, on the Web and mobile, adding the location context (where am I or things ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required