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Brunch Bytes: Utilising Location Based Services

Dr Reuben Edwards, School of Computing and Communications, Lancaster University

Thursday 03 November 2011, 1000-1300

Register for Brunch Bytes - Location Based Services Lancaster) on EventbriteThe seventh Lancaster briefing in our new series of "Brunch Bytes". #bbytes

A location-based services (LBS) is an information entertainment service, accessible with mobile devices through the mobile network and utilising the ability to make use of the geographical position of the mobile device. LBS can be used in a variety of contexts, such as health, work and personal life. This can involve identifying a location of a person or object and can also include mobile commerce when taking the form of coupons or advertising at customers based on their current location. Examples of interesting developments are 4 Squared, GroupOn, Place and Gowal.

This workshop will investigate how LBS can be applied to businesses, marketing and mobile technology and will explore how industry trends are developing with regards to LBS.

Why attend and what will you get out of it?

  • Discuss this technological development with industry experts and like minded businesses
  • Consider how these developments could impact the mobile industry

NB. To be eligible to attend this free event you should be from a northwest SME from the digital and creative sector.

Brunch Bytes

Brunch Bytes is a series of briefings rather than stand alone events. It is designed to allow delegates to register for a programme of four briefings over the next two years (from a choice of 8-10). This is a free scheme which will run until the end of 2012, enabling delegates to choose topics which are appropriate to their business.

The briefings will be run on a quarterly basis with 2 series running in tandem at Lancaster University and Daresbury Science and Innovation Campus.

ISTEP at InfoLab21

Support for Business

This event is supported by InfoLab21 as part of ISTEP's regional events programme.


ISTEP is a project designed to indentify and support interactions between the North West's Digital and Creative industries and InfoLab21's School of Computing and Communications, directly helping businesses to collaborate with the 270+ strong research community at InfoLab21.

ISTEP is delivered under the "Innovation, Advice and Guidance" product, part of the Government's Solutions for Business portfolio, a highly targeted, publically funded suit of products and services offering solutions to real business needs.


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