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Location-Based Services (LBS) Markets: Carrier Vs. Application Store: On-deck Subscriptions, Off-deck Downloads, and Advertising-based Revenue Models

The arrival of off-deck application stores such as Android Market and the AppStore acted as a catalyst for significant growth in the location-based services (LBS) market in 2010. Much like Amazon’s impact on the publishing industry, the long tail of LBS revenue is now making its presence felt. The industry as a whole is now faced with a number of critical decisions that will define success over the next five years. This study clearly and concisely reveals each layer of the LBS market, enabling stakeholders to make informed decisions by comparing forecasts and analysis for each of the potential roadmaps available to them. For each major country/region and LBS segment, this report breaks down the market by on- vs. off-deck, paid vs. free, direct vs. advertising, and developer revenues vs. carrier/store revenues.

Table of Contents

  • Executive Brief: Top-Line Forecast
  • 1. Executive Summary
    • 1.1. Market Dynamics
    • 1.2. Barriers and Drivers
      • 1.2.1. Generic Drivers
      • 1.2.2. Location-Specific Drivers
      • 1.2.3. Generic Barriers
      • 1.2.4. Location-Specific Barriers
    • 1.3. Forecasts
    • 1.4. Conclusions
  • 2. Recommendations
    • 2.1. Recommendations for LBS Developers
    • 2.2. Recommendations for Off-Deck LBS Platform Providers
    • 2.3. Recommendations for On-Deck LBS Platform Providers
  • 3. Definitions, Classifications, and Characteristics
    • 3.1. Off-Deck versus On-Deck LBS Applications
      • 3.1.1. On-Board versus Off-Board LBS
      • 3.1.2. Smartphones versus Feature Phones
      • 3.1.3. One-Off versus Recurring Fees
      • 3.1.4. Paid-for versus Advertising-Based
      • 3.1.5. Regional versus Global Reach
      • 3.1.6. Network-Based versus Alternative Positioning Technologies
      • 3.1.7. Consumer versus Enterprise
      • 3.1.8. Bundled versus Free
      • 3.1.9. LBS versus LES
      • 3.1.10. Individual Applications versus Search Engines
      • 3.1.11. Revenue Share Differences
    • 3.2. Application Categories
      • 3.2.1. Community
      • 3.2.2. Enterprise
      • 3.2.3. Search and Discovery
      • 3.2.4. Personal Navigation
      • 3.2.5. Gaming and Outdoor Pursuits
      • 3.2.6. People Tracking
  • 4. Location Technologies
    • 4.1. GPS Chipsets and GPS Smartphones
    • 4.2. A-GPS and SUPL
    • 4.3. Alternative Positioning Technologies
      • 4.3.1. Wi-Fi
      • 4.3.2. Cell ID
      • 4.3.3. MEMS (Micro-Electromechanical Systems) Location
      • 4.3.4. Proximity Location
      • 4.3.5. Others
  • 5. LBS Players and Platforms
    • 5.1. Mobile Application Market
    • 5.2. On-Deck Platforms and Stores
    • 5.3. Leading On-Deck LBS Applications Developers
      • 5.3.1. GyPSii
      • 5.3.2. Location Labs
      • 5.3.3. TeleCommunications Systems (TCS)
      • 5.3.4. Telmap
      • 5.3.5. TeleNav
    • 5.4. Off-Deck LBS Platforms and Stores
      • 5.4.1. iPhone App Store
        • 5.4.1.1. Platform Description
          • 5.4.1.1.1. Mobile OS
          • 5.4.1.1.2. Location Capabilities
          • 5.4.1.1.3. Application Download Forecasts
          • 5.4.1.1.4. Key Points
          • 5.4.1.1.5. LBS Application Categories
      • 5.4.2. BlackBerry App World
        • 5.4.2.1. Platform Description
          • 5.4.2.1.1. Mobile OS
          • 5.4.2.1.2. Location Capabilities
          • 5.4.2.1.3. Application Download Forecasts
          • 5.4.2.1.4. Key Points
          • 5.4.2.1.5. LBS Application Categories
      • 5.4.3. Android Mobile OS
        • 5.4.3.1. Platform Description
          • 5.4.3.1.1. Mobile OS
          • 5.4.3.1.2. Location Capabilities
          • 5.4.3.1.3. Application Download Forecasts
          • 5.4.3.1.4. Key Points
          • 5.4.3.1.5. LBS Application Categories
      • 5.4.4. Palm
        • 5.4.4.1. Platform Description
          • 5.4.4.1.1. Mobile OS
          • 5.4.4.1.2. LBS Application Categories
      • 5.4.5. Nokia (Ovi)
        • 5.4.5.1. Platform Description
          • 5.4.5.1.1. Mobile OS
          • 5.4.5.1.2. Location Capabilities
          • 5.4.5.1.3. Application Downloads
          • 5.4.5.1.4. Key Points
          • 5.4.5.1.5. LBS Application Categories
      • 5.4.6. Samsung
        • 5.4.6.1. Platform Description
          • 5.4.6.1.1. Device OS
          • 5.4.6.1.2. Location Capabilities
          • 5.4.6.1.3. Application Downloads
          • 5.4.6.1.4. Key Points
          • 5.4.6.1.5. LBS Application Categories
      • 5.4.7. Windows Mobile
        • 5.4.7.1. Platform Description
          • 5.4.7.1.1. Mobile OS
          • 5.4.7.1.2. Location Capabilities
          • 5.4.7.1.3. Application Downloads
          • 5.4.7.1.4. Key Points
          • 5.4.7.1.5. LBS Application Categories
      • 5.4.8. Independent LBS Stores
  • 6. Pricing, Discovery Techniques, and Marketing Applications
    • 6.1. Pricing Strategies
      • 6.1.1. Freemium Pricing Model
      • 6.1.2. One-Off versus Recurring Fees
      • 6.1.3. Location-Based Advertising Model
        • 6.1.3.1. LBA Models
        • 6.1.3.2. Response Methods
      • 6.1.4. Free Subsidized Pricing
      • 6.1.5. Analytics
    • 6.2. Pre-Installed LBS Applications
      • 6.2.1. Handset Model
      • 6.2.2. Operator Model
    • 6.3. Marketing Strategies
      • 6.3.1. Direct Marketing
      • 6.3.2. Viral Marketing
      • 6.3.3. Storefront Recommendation Engines
      • 6.3.4. Utilizing Carrier Advertising Advantage
      • 6.3.5. Moving to Mobile Browser Applications
    • 6.4. Advertising Revenue Forecasts
      • 6.4.1. United States
      • 6.4.2. Canada
      • 6.4.3. Latin America
      • 6.4.4. Western Europe
      • 6.4.5. Eastern Europe
      • 6.4.6. Asia-Pacific
      • 6.4.7. Africa & Middle East
  • 7. Drivers and Barriers
    • 7.1. Drivers
      • 7.1.1. The Rise of Smartphones
      • 7.1.2. Ubiquitous and Diverse Positioning Technology
      • 7.1.3. Free Mapping
      • 7.1.4. The Increasing Presence of Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Yahoo!, Apple, Nokia, and RIM
      • 7.1.5. Open Support of Location
      • 7.1.6. Location-Based Advertising
      • 7.1.7. 3G/4G Buildout
      • 7.1.8. Free Applications
      • 7.1.9. One-Off Fees and Freemium Models
      • 7.1.10. Simplified LBS Development Environments
    • 7.2. Barriers
      • 7.2.1. GPS Signal Processing Latency
      • 7.2.2. Indoor Environments and Urban Canyons
      • 7.2.3. Network Diversity and Interoperability Issues
      • 7.2.4. Data Roaming Charges
      • 7.2.5. Restrictive Carrier Strategies
      • 7.2.6. GPS Performance
      • 7.2.7. Privacy
      • 7.2.8. Portability
      • 7.2.9. The Arrival of Local Search
      • 7.2.10. Network Quality and Latency
      • 7.2.11. Limited Access to Non-Smartphones
      • 7.2.12. Off-Deck LBS Platform Limitations
      • 7.2.13. Mobile and LBS Ecosystem Fragmentation
      • 7.2.14. Uncertain Business Models
  • 8. Market Forecasts
    • 8.1. Definitions, Methodology, and Assumptions
      • 8.1.1. Definitions
      • 8.1.2. Step-by-Step Forecast Methodology
      • 8.1.3. Assumptions
    • 8.2. United States
      • 8.2.1. On-Deck LBS
      • 8.2.2. Off-Deck
    • 8.3. Canada
      • 8.3.1. On-Deck Market
      • 8.3.2. Off-Deck Market
    • 8.4. Latin America
      • 8.4.1. On-Deck Market
      • 8.4.2. Off-Deck Market
    • 8.5. Western Europe
      • 8.5.1. On-Deck Market
      • 8.5.2. Off-Deck Market
    • 8.6. Eastern Europe
      • 8.6.1. On-Deck Market
      • 8.6.2. Off-Deck Market
    • 8.7. Asia-Pacific
      • 8.7.1. On-Deck Market
      • 8.7.2. Off-Deck Market
    • 8.8. Middle East & Africa
      • 8.8.1. On-Deck Market
      • 8.8.2. Off-Deck Market
  • 9. Company Directory
  • 10. Acronyms

Charts

  1. On-Deck LBS Revenues World Market, Forecast: 2010 to 2016
  2. Off-Deck LBS Revenues World Market, Forecast: 2010 to 2016
  3. On-Deck LBS Revenues, Direct & Advertising World Market, Forecast: 2010 to 2016
  4. Off-Deck LBS Revenues, Direct & Advertising World Market, Forecast: 2010 to 2016
  5. On-Deck LBS Subscribers by Application
  6. On-Deck LBS Revenue by Application
  7. Off-Deck LBS Subscribers by Application
  8. Off-Deck LBS Revenue by Application
  9. On-Deck Revenue, Direct & Advertising
  10. Off-Deck Revenue, Direct & Advertising
  11. Developer On-Deck Revenue, Direct & Advertising
  12. Developer Off-Deck Revenue, Direct & Advertising
  13. On-Deck Free LBS Subscribers by Application
  14. On-Deck Free LBA Revenue by Application
  15. Off-Deck Free LBS Subscribers by Application
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  68. Off-Deck LBS Revenue by Application

Figures

  1. On-Deck LBS Model
  2. Off-Deck LBS Model
  3. Estimates of GPS-Enabled Handsets in the United States
  4. Estimated Samsung 2011 Smartphone Product Split
  5. Location-Based Advertising Platform Model
  6. Handset Pre-Installation LBS Model
  7. Operator Pre-Installation LBS Model
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Research Information

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  • Publish Date 4Q 2010
  • Research Type Research Report Report
  • Code RR-LBS-10
  • Pages 100
  • Tables 64
  • Charts 132
  • Figures 7
  • File Formats Excel PDF Powerpoint

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