Press Release: October 18, 2011
O'Reilly Where Conference: The Business of Location - Call for Proposals Open
Sebastopol, CA, October 18, 2011—O'Reilly Where Conference charts the burgeoning business of location April 2-4, 2012, at the Marriott Marquis in San Francisco, CA. As location technology permeates daily life, where people live, go, and spend their money become key factors in business strategy. Location technologies help companies identify and serve their markets far more effectively than ever before, with vast potential for growth.
The eighth annual Where Conference explores what's at stake at the intersection of location, mobile, and social. Conference chair Brady Forrest invites proposals on topics including, but not limited to:
- Data collections
- Users vs. features
- Public vs. private
- Ads vs. subscriptions
- Future of mapping
- Government and humanitarian applications
- Devices and sensors
- Tools and apps that go beyond the check-in
- The intersection of marketing and location
Submit your proposal by October 31, 2011. For a full list of topics and more information, see:
Early registration for Where Conference opens in December.
See media coverage, keynote videos, speaker presentation files, and photos from Where 2011:
- Genevieve Bell, "Context is Everything"
- Diann Eisnor, "Game Mechanics and LBS: Crossing the LBS Chasm"
- Jack Dangermond, "Living Maps -- Making Collective Geographic Information a Reality"
Free Live Webcast: Mobile First|
Presented by Luke Wroblewski
Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011, 10am PT
Duration: Approximately 60 minutes
In this presentation, Luke Wroblewski will dig into the three key reasons to consider mobile first: mobile is seeing explosive growth; mobile forces you to focus; and mobile extends your capabilities.
Android Cookbook: Early Release Edition|
Problems and Solutions for Android Developers
by Ian F. Darwin
If you're ready to jump in and build a working Android app, this book has all of the practical recipes you need to get the job done. You'll work with the user interface, multitouch, location-aware apps, web services, device features—such as the camera, accelerometer, and GPS—and a lot more, including steps to package your app for sale in the Android Market. With this digital Early Release edition, you get the entire book bundle in its earliest form—the author's raw and unedited content—so you can take advantage of this content long before the book's official release. You'll also receive updates when significant changes are made, as well as the final ebook version.
IOS 5 Programming Cookbook: Early Release Edition|
Solutions & Examples for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch Apps
by Vandad Nahavandipoor
This popular cookbook, thoroughly updated in response to reader requests and new developments in iOS 5, helps you solve the vexing, real-life issues you're likely to face when creating apps for the iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. Containing more than 100 new recipes, iOS 5 Programming Cookbook provides clear solutions and sample code that you can use right away. With this digital Early Release edition, you get the entire book bundle in its earliest form—the author's raw and unedited content—so you can take advantage of this content long before the book's official release. You'll also receive updates when significant changes are made, as well as the final ebook version.
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