Journal of
Engineering and Technology Research

  • Abbreviation: J. Eng. Technol. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9790
  • DOI: 10.5897/JETR
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 184

Full Length Research Paper

Location-aware information services platform for mobile users in Nigeria

Nnebe S. E.1* and Chiemeke S.C.2
  1Department of Computer Science, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State, Nigeria. 2Department of Computer Science, University of Benin, Benin city, Edo State, Nigeria.
Email: [email protected]

  • Article Number - BFC230710724
  • Vol.3(3), pp. 54-61, March 2011
  •  Accepted: 16 December 2010
  •  Published: 31 March 2011

Abstract

 

Ongoing advances in technology and proceeding miniaturization have led to growing popularity and widespread use of mobile devices. A modern research direction is location-aware computing, which aims at providing services to users taking into consideration the location of the user in space. Apart from communication features and basic functionality like address books or organizers, users expect today’s portable and handheld devices to provide more advanced features such as presenting relevant location information, a location plan or information about nearby facilities or services. The usage of location information to adapt the applications to the current location and provide the user information that is relevant to the current position is a fascinating concept. In this paper, we present a location-aware application that provides location-aware information services. Our approach presents an overview of location-aware services from a broad perspective involving application prospects. We provide here a platform for a location-aware information notification service that allows for personalized deployment of services that can be customized as regards mobile phone users in Nigeria.

 

Key words: Location-aware computing, location-aware services, mobile devices, technology.

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