Posts Tagged: lbs

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    The Problem With Location Based Mobile Services

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    There’s a problem with today’s crop of location based mobile services, commonly referred to as LBMS; those little apps which sit on our smartphones and allow us to geotag status updates or photos, find relevant local place information or check-in at a place. The problem isn’t one of privacy or tracking. Nor is the problem… Read more »

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    Work+ – A Fantastic Idea For A Location Based App; Shame About The Metadata Though

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    I once wrote two posts saying that people are mistaking the context (location) for the end game and that location is (also) a key context, but most people don’t know this. Two years or so after I wrote those posts, the concept of location based mobile services and location based apps shows no sign of… Read more »

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    GeoCommunity and LocNav; One Talk, Two Audiences

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    You can argue that it’s cheating or you can argue that there’s a vague degree of ecological-friendliness but sometimes you just end up recycling and repurposing a conference talk deck for more than one conference. So it was with my keynote at GeoCommunity in Nottingham last month and my keynote at the Location Business Summit… Read more »

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    Mistaking the Context for the End Game

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    This is a post about location (for a change); but it doesn’t have to be about location as it’s all about mistaking a vital element for the end game itself. I should explain. I recently got contacted by a gentleman in the US who was looking to register a lot of domain names, in a… Read more »

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    BCS North London and BCS Geospatial SG

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    Last night I presented a deck on Mobile Location Based Services at the British Computer Society in an event organised by the North London Branch of the BCS and the BCS Geospatial Specialist Group at the BCS headquarters in Covent Garden; the full write up is here.