Nokia creates Indoor Positioning:
Nokia’s keeping mum about exactly how the technology works, for now, but has said it’s based on wireless networks. The firm’s also said that the technology still needs a scalable solution to make it work and admitted that mapping the guts of each building “is quite a challenge”.
Based on wireless networks ? so you mean something like the Cisco Location Appliance but integrated on the device ? I would be curious to see how it works but it probably makes intensive used of the wireless network infrastructure…
(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.
We had yesterday Nicolas Nova visiting us @Cisco (Thanks Nicolas) and giving us a presentation of his work/interests… great talk, very pleasant moment with interesting exchanges.
Feel free to contact me if you are interested in giving talk @Cisco…
Nicolas feedback on his visit (with a nice picture of Cisco building here in Rolle)