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Location-Aware Applicationsby Richard Ferraro and Murat Aktihanoglu.
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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
This book is written for developers and business pros - no prior knowledge of location-based services is assumed.
Table of Contents
PART 1 LBS, THE BIG PICTURE
PART 2 TECHNOLOGY
PART 3 CREATING WINNING LBS BUSINESSES
Book News Annotation:
This non platform specific guide to location-aware applications for mobile devices provides basic information for developers on trends in location-based service software and provides a general discussion of the creation and marketing of applications in this rapidly expanding mobile software niche. The volume includes numerous illustrations and code examples, primarily drawn from the Apple IOS, as well as technical information on key issues such as privacy and network security. Ferraro and Aktihanoglu are developers of location-aware mobile apps and social networking software. Distributed in the US and Canada by O'Reilly. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
\\\"Algorithms of the Intelligent Web\\\" is an example-driven blueprint for creating applications that collect, analyze, and act on the massive quantities of data users leave in their wake as they use the Web. Readers learn to build Netflix-style recommendation engines, and how to apply the same techniques to social-networking sites.\\n
Web 2.0 applications provide a rich user experience, but the parts you can't see are just as important-and impressive. They use powerful techniques to process information intelligently and offer features based on patterns and relationships in data. Algorithms of the Intelligent Web shows readers how to use the same techniques employed by household names like Google Ad Sense, Netflix, and Amazon to transform raw data into actionable information.
Algorithms of the Intelligent Web is an example-driven blueprint for creating applications that collect, analyze, and act on the massive quantities of data users leave in their wake as they use the web. Readers learn to build Netflix-style recommendation engines, and how to apply the same techniques to social-networking sites. See how click-trace analysis can result in smarter ad rotations. All the examples are designed both to be reused and to illustrate a general technique- an algorithm-that applies to a broad range of scenarios.
As they work through the book's many examples, readers learn about recommendation systems, search and ranking, automatic grouping of similar objects, classification of objects, forecasting models, and autonomous agents. They also become familiar with a large number of open-source libraries and SDKs, and freely available APIs from the hottest sites on the internet, such as Facebook, Google, eBay, and Yahoo.
As mobile device usage continues to expand at a rapid pace, applications that effectively utilize a userâ€™s location become increasingly valuable to businesses operating in the mobile world.
Location-Aware Applications aims to provide readers with a thorough background to the new era of location-aware applications that are set to change the mobile landscape and shape the very core of mobile services for this decade. It is designed to specifically address the growing segment of developer-entrepreneurs who wish to gain insights into specific aspects of establishing a viable LBS business.
About the Author
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 Centrl.com, a location-based social network.
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