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    Location-based services: Has their time finally come?

    Posted Aug 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.

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