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Adding “Where” to Mobile and Web Applications

Fundamentals
Location: 2002 Level: Novice

Location-aware web sites, applications, and devices can provide users with rich social connectivity, useful content, efficient movement around their environment, highly targeted advertising, and more. Major web players understand the benefits of location awareness and have jumped into this space. Google’s My Location (which locates users via cell-towers) and Yahoo!’s Fire Eagle (which brokers a user’s locations) are just two examples.

While most devices now have functionality that make location determination possible, understanding these technologies and how they can be deployed and used by mobile devices and web sites can be complicated.

This session is targeted to all Web 2.0 Expo attendees who want to learn more about the tools available to bring location to their web site or mobile applications. We’ll discuss how GPS, cell tower triangulation, and Wi-Fi positioning work, and on which platforms they are available.

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Ryan Sarver

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Ryan is currently the Director of Platform at Twitter where he works with developers building myriad of experiences on top of 140 characters. Prior to Twitter, he was the Director of Consumer Products at Skyhook Wireless where he led product initiatives that leveraged the WPS platform in consumer applications and experiences. Ryan was also one of the founding members of the W3C Geolocation API Working Group. He is an avid fan of hockey and wine.