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Location Aware Application business model

fahd helwani
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Joined: Jul 18, 2006
Posts: 63

Hi Ranchers,

I wanted to ask couple questions about the Book being promoted on this forum, and this question is based on my own experience.

A while ago I developed mobile tracking application that is integrated with an online application, two of the major problems were:

1- I've tried to use standard J2ME classes, but I was surprised to find out that the functionality that is offered as standard set of feature is limited on different devices. I've considered developing a web application that is accessible from the device.

2- although that I've tried to simulate actual tracking units in my application, publishing the application and generating a revenue out of it was "and still" a problem: I know the possibilities of the technology now "at least on BlackBerry" but I couldn't come up with a business model that I can enforce with the application: how to sell it? how to control the licensing of it? ... etc. most of the location aware application that I know "maybe I'm wrong" are social oriented which are published and used freely. how to create a business model out of location aware mobile application.

I hope that such a book which is promoted here clears these issues.

what do you think?

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Murat Aktihanoglu

Joined: Mar 09, 2011
Posts: 3
1) Mobile web applications are becoming more and more possible with the advent of frameworks such as

2) Now you can sell your app in App Stores. You can also set up subscription models as well as selling virtual items through in-app mobile payments. The book covers a variety of business models.
I agree. Here's the link:
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