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Location Aware Application business model

fahd helwani
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Joined: Jul 18, 2006
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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
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1) Mobile web applications are becoming more and more possible with the advent of frameworks such as
http://www.phonegap.com/
http://jqtouch.com/
http://www.sencha.com/

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.
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
 
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