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Location-Aware Applications

Published by Manning
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book


Location-Aware Applications is a comprehensive guide to the technology and business of creating compelling location-based services and applications. The book walks you through the LBS landscape, from mapping technologies to available platforms; from toolkits to business questions like monetization and privacy.
About the Book
Mobile customers want entertainment, business apps, and on-the-go services that recognize and respond to location. This book will guide you through the technology and business of mobile applications so you can create competitive and innovative apps based on location-based services. It is an engaging look at the LBS landscape, from choosing the right mobile platform, to making money with your application, to dealing with privacy issues. It provides insight into a wealth of ideas for LBS development so you can build the next killer app.

Purchase of the print book comes with an offer of a free PDF, ePub, and Kindle eBook from Manning. Also available is all code from the book.
What's Inside
  • Managing location-aware content
  • Making money from location-based services
  • Augmented reality and tablets
  • Detailed examples for iPhone and Android
Who Should Read this Book
This book is written for developers and business pros - no prior knowledge of location-based services is assumed.

Table of Contents

  1. Location-based services: An overview
  2. Positioning technologies
  3. Mapping
  4. Content options
  6. Consumer applications
  7. Mobile platforms
  8. Connectivity issues
  9. Server-side integration
  11. Monetization of location-based services
  12. The privacy debate
  13. Distributing your application
  14. Securing your business idea

About The Authors

Based in Barcelona, Richard Ferraro co-founded GeoMe Communications, a leading location-aware app innovator in 2008. An experienced Business Developer, Ric has over 15 years experience in people- and project-management in the corporate world. Ric is an Official Blog Contributor to the Mobile Monday Bloghive and W3C Mobile Web Initiative and has specific expertise in Location Based Services, Mobile Apps, Social Networks, Social Mobile Media, Privacy and Monetization Strategies. He holds an MBA from EADA Business School in Barcelona.

Murat Aktihanoglu is the founder of, a location-based social network.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Manning (July 28, 2011)
  • Length: 320 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781638351573

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