The current state of commercial location-based service offerings in australia

Roba Abbas, Katina Michael, M. G. Michael, Anas Aloudat

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Abstract

Location-based services (LBS) provide geographic data for a variety of purposes, and through numerous devices such as mobile phones, GPS navigation systems, palm pilots and increasingly desktop computers. Presently, there is scant information relating to the current state of the LBS market, specifically location-based service applications in Australia. This study makes use of usability context analyses to examine Australia's three leading telecommunications operators-Telstra, Optus and Vodafone- with a view to providing an overview of the types of services and solutions presently offered and targeted at the consumer, business and emergency segments. There are two units of analysis (i) the company at the upper level, and (ii) the usability context at the lower level. A number of general, regulatory and future considerations and questions are also posed in the paper to indicate the future research direction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2009 8th International Conference on Mobile Business
Pages188-195
Number of pages8
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 20 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event2009 Eighth International Conference on Mobile Business - Liaoning, China
Duration: Jun 27 2009Jun 28 2009

Publication series

Name2009 8th International Conference on Mobile Business

Conference

Conference2009 Eighth International Conference on Mobile Business
CountryChina
CityLiaoning
Period6/27/096/28/09

Keywords

  • Emergency management
  • Employee monitoring
  • LBS
  • Location-based services
  • Mobile GPS
  • Mobile social network

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Abbas, R., Michael, K., Michael, M. G., & Aloudat, A. (2009). The current state of commercial location-based service offerings in australia. In 2009 8th International Conference on Mobile Business (pp. 188-195). [5169257] (2009 8th International Conference on Mobile Business). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICMB.2009.40