(note to self)
Mobhappy: Location-Based vs. Context-Aware
Location is just a part of the context of each individual user
In some cases, such as mapping, there isn’t a great need for context-awareness instead of location, but in many LBS instances, being sensitive to context is much more important than simply location
Musings of a mobile marketer: Location Based Services – are they all missing the point?
I can’t help thinking that many of the LBS initiatives are missing the point
Twitter has no location API, yet it’s actually very effective for letting me connect with people who are local to me (and to organise meeting up via tweet-outs such as ‘I’m in Soho this afternoon, anyone want to hook up for coffee) as well as helping me have relationships with friends and colleagues further away. There are no maps involved. No location look-ups.