Known by the Network: The Emergence of Location-Based Mobile Commerce

Known by the Network: The Emergence of Location-Based Mobile Commerce

Stuart James Barnes (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand)
Copyright: © 2003 |Pages: 19
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-052-3.ch008
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The use of mobile telecommunications devices for commercial transactions, coined mobile (m-) commerce, has been an emerging trend since the late 1990s. As the phenomenal growth of the Internet and mobile devices has continued unabated, the inevitable convergence of these two streams of technologies has occurred, promising a plethora of mobile data services to the handset user. Although these services have been considerably hyped in the media, and adoption has been somewhat patchy and limited, it does signal the emergence of a range of innovative value added services. With further developments in technology and markets, further services will appear, bringing new revenue streams. One potential area of m-commerce development is in location-based services (LBS). LBS are heralded as the next major class of value added services that mobile network operators can offer their customers. Using a range of network- and handset-based positioning techniques, operators will be able to offer entirely new services and improvements on current ones. Popular examples cited include emergency caller location, people or asset tracking, navigation, location-based information, or geographically sensitive billing. The purpose of this chapter is to examine the technologies, applications and strategic issues associated with the commercialisation of LBS. The chapter concludes with some predictions on the role of LBS in m-commerce.

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Chapter 1
Keng Siau, Ee-Peng Lim, Zixing Shen
Advances in wireless technology increase the number of mobile device users and give pace to the rapid development of e-commerce using these devices.... Sample PDF
Mobile Commerce: Current States and Future Trends
Chapter 2
Do van Thanh
This chapter considers mobile e-commerce on mobile phones and in particular GSM mobile phones. It is aiming at clarifying the differences between... Sample PDF
Mobile E-Commerce on Mobile Phones
Chapter 3
Hong Va Leong
Advances in wireless communication technologies in the past decade have led to the emergence of e-commerce applications that can be executed on... Sample PDF
Transactional Database Accesses for M-Commerce Clients
Chapter 4
Aslihan Celik, Anindya Datta
Data management issues related to organizing and retrieving information from wireless channels have posed challenges for the database community. In... Sample PDF
Techniques to Facilitate Information Exchange in Mobile Commerce
Chapter 5
Sai Ho Kwok
In the future, intellectual property protection will be a need for distributed media in mobile multimedia. With the constraints of mobile commerce... Sample PDF
Digital Rights Management for Mobile Multimedia
Chapter 6
Abhinav Vora, Zahir Tari, Peter Bertok
Robust mobile middlewares are crucial for online applications as they provide solutions for the core issues of mobility, data interoperability, and... Sample PDF
Predicate Based Caching for Large Scale Mobile Distributed On-line Applications
Chapter 7
Jari Veijalainen, Mathias Weske
Mobile phones and other small and powerful portable devices have revolutionized personal communication and affected the lifestyles of the people in... Sample PDF
Modeling Static Aspects of Mobile Electronic Commerce Environments
Chapter 8
Stuart James Barnes
The use of mobile telecommunications devices for commercial transactions, coined mobile (m-) commerce, has been an emerging trend since the late... Sample PDF
Known by the Network: The Emergence of Location-Based Mobile Commerce
Chapter 9
John Krogstie, Petter Bae Brandtzaeg, Jan Heim, Andreas L. Opdahl
Mobile solutions are becoming more and more common in e-commerce and are giving rise to a new breed of m-commerce systems, which are characterized... Sample PDF
Usable M-Commerce Systems: The Need of Model-Based Approaches
Chapter 10
Maristella Agosti, Nicola Ferro
In this work we present the problem of managing the interactions between handheld devices, mobile applications and users that are the three main... Sample PDF
Managing the Interactions Between Handheld Devices, Mobile Applications, and Users
Chapter 11
Susy Chan, Xiaowen Fang
This chapter analyzes the critical issues confronting usability for mobile commerce (m-commerce) applications. Limited bandwidth and multiple form... Sample PDF
Mobile Commerce and Usability
Chapter 12
James A. Rodger
This chapter is designed to relate the rationale used by the Department of Defense (DoD), for the military to adapt the principles of Mobile and... Sample PDF
Using Continuous Voice Activation Applications in Telemedicine to Transform Mobile Commerce
Chapter 13
Ravi Kalakota, Marcia Robinson, Pavan Gundepudi
Streamlining supply chains is a high priority for corporations. In a volatile economy, customer satisfaction, market share and revenue growth become... Sample PDF
Mobile Applications for Adaptive Supply Chains: A Landscape Analysis
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