Location Based Services

Location-based services (LBS) are a general class of computer program-level services that use location data to control features. As such LBS is an information service and has a number of uses in social networking today as an entertainment service, which is accessible with mobile devices through the mobile network and which uses information on the geographical position of the mobile device. This has become more and more important with the expansion of the smartphone and tablet markets as well.LBS are used in a variety of contexts, such as health, indoor object search, entertainment, work, personal life, etc.
Posts about Location Based Services
  • Five Years of SEO: The impact of Mobile

    …, using the device of their choice. That is one reason why for example responsive design is such a good example of optimizing for mobile: it adapts itself to the situation. And that is mobile: it’s where people are at that point of time, on the device of their choice. What changes were important? We are talking about search in these articles so first…

    Bas Van Den Beld/ State of Digitalin SEO- 12 readers -
  • The Customer Journey

    … the time the customer comes online. With the advent of location based services, and even more once wearables take hold, people’s offline behaviours are starting to feed into this information pool, but for the most part this is not a huge part of consideration, either because of the product or because of currently limited adoption of technologies…

    Claire Thompson/ State of Digital- 9 readers -
  • Google Acquires 55 Yahoo! Patent Filings

    It was a surprise to see a number of Yahoo! patents listed in Google’s assignment database as having been assigned to Google. With news recently that Yahoo would be closing the Yahoo Directory, that seemed like a strategic choice. Now I’m wondering if we will ever see an independent Yahoo Search Engine ever again once their deal to have Microsoft supply search results to them ends.

    Bill Slawski/ SEO by the Sea- 22 readers -
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