August 19, 2003, 1:16 AM — Location-based services (LBSs) are those services that provide information to wireless device users based on their physical location - supplying a map of the area, say, or telling the user about nearby stores or restaurants. A search for this term on the Internet reveals that pundits have been predicting an LBS revolution for years now, with no immediate explosion in sight. Still, there is some motion on this front, especially in Europe and Asia. These links will give you the skinny on the present and future of this potentially lucrative market.
Location, location, location-based services
Source: IBM developerWorks
Can geo-location services find the way?
Solving mobile challenges with psychology-driven information architecture
Source: Boxes and Arrows
It's the (location-based) applications, stupid!
Source: Wireless Developer Network
Cell phone maps for pedestrians
Type: Product information
Source: The Register
A phone that finds you
Locating wireless revenue and value
Location-based service zone
Location-based services pump up cell phones, but remain clunky
Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press
Location-based services: Finding their place in the market
Source: Wireless Week