Apple iPhone SDK and Yahoo! Fire Eagle Open Doors to LBS Apps
This past week two of the many tech players with a toe in the geospatial waters, Apple and Yahoo!, announced new developer offerings that will add to the twists and turns location based services have taken on the road to maturity. One of the services of the iPhone SDK is Core Location, meaning developers can develop native applications that take advantage of pseudo-location abilities. We took a look at the iPhone SDK and Fire Eagle from a geospatial perspective, plus explore what the real reason is for wanting navigation on your mobile device.