Category Archives: LBS

Location Based Services

Carnival of the Mobilists #253

Carnival of Mobilists is a monthly collection of some of the finest in mobile blogging. The latest edition at Tomi Ahonen’s blog covers LBS, gesture, advertising, design strategy and more. It also features my post NFC will make our daily lives … Continue reading

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Near Field Communication (NFC) will make our daily lives better

Recent developments around near field communication (NFC) have the blogoshpere buzzing. The top three mobile platforms, Android, iOS, and Windows Phone 7 are rumored to be preparing to support NFC. According to a recent study, one third of iPhone users … Continue reading

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User Acceptance is the biggest challenge for Location Based Services (LBS)

The promise of LBS is providing useful information and services at right place and right time using demographic, contextual and location awareness via the mobile. Primary applications are mostly in advertising, navigation and social networking. LBS applications have garnered the … Continue reading

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Finally… Phonebook gets social

I have always believed that mobile phone is the best platform for socializing because the Phonebook already contains all the contacts that you care about, now you might go on binges and vampire bites with your 1000+ contacts on Facebook … Continue reading

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Biggest challenge Location Based Services are facing today

With the technical challenges more or less resolved, I think the biggest challenge for LBS is user acceptance owing to privacy and security issues. Location based services face distrust by users owing to the loss of personal freedom and control … Continue reading

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Carnival of the Mobilists #129

This week’s Carnival of the Mobilists is up at mTrends. The main focus this week is on one of my favorite topics “LBS” with almost half the posts on this topic alone, also covers mobile advertising, mobile workforce, NFC, mobile … Continue reading

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