Â I will be attending GDC 2008 Mobile this year and giving a presentation on "Why Location Matters". I wanted to encapsulated all the challenges and opportunities that adding location into your mobile application can bring. Abstract
Session Description This lecture addresses how location impacts a mobile application and how developers can leverage location technologies to improve the user experience. When our industry addresses location in a mobile context all too often we address the â€œHOWâ€ of this technology rather than focusing on the impact of location in a mobile userâ€™s experience. Technological advancements such as A-GPS (Assisted Global Position System) or WiFi-centric location are driving new application development, yet fail to address the larger concern of a userâ€™s needs and desires when using an application.
Idea Takeaway Audience will learn about the various types of location information available in todayâ€™s wireless carrier networks and how best to apply them to create the ultimate user experience in a mobile entertainment application.
Intended Audience Advanced mobile game developers and programmers, mobile game publishers, content & entertainment managers, and game producers.
I look forward to seeing you at the presentation.