Mobile Location Based Services

Mobile Location Based Services

Bardo Fraunholz (Deakin University, Australia), Jürgen Jung (Uni Duisburg-Essen, Germany) and Chandana Unnithan (Deakin University, Australia)
Copyright: © 2005 |Pages: 9
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-561-0.ch090
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Abstract

Mobility has become a key factor around the world, as the use of ubiquitous devices, including laptops, personal digital assistants (PDAs), and mobile phones, are increasingly becoming part of daily life (Steinfield, 2004). Adding mobility to computing power, and with advanced personalization of technologies, new business applications are emerging in the area of mobile communications (Jagoe, 2003). The fastest growing segment among these applications is location-based services. This article offers a brief overview of services and their supporting technologies, and provides an outlook for their future.

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