Will Advances in Mobile Development and LBS Platforms Finally Unlock the LBS Potential?

by Dominique Bonte | 1Q 2009 | IN-1002825

Traditionally, mobile software development has been significantly more complex than PC- or web-based development. The recognized reasons are numerous and include mobile operating system and user-interface fragmentation both between and within operating systems as well as runtimes such as Java forcing developers to rewrite their applications for hundreds of phone variants. Compounding those problems is the high degree of instability resulting from new OS versions being made available much more frequently for mobile software than for desktop or web development environments. Making matters worse, documentation and support is often inadequate or lagging, and writing LBS and navigation application software involves a high degree of complexity

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