Android location services from social networks to games

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Scheduled: Thursday, June 18, 2009 from 11:20am – 12:05pm in Hawthorne


Adding real-world location to mobile applications on the Android platform takes users out of the ethernet and into the world.


This talk will give a summary of the unique location characteristics of the Android platform, and how those traits are being used in mobile applications from social networking to games. Some examples are icecondor (social network), skymap (astronomy), and zombie run (location game).

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