What are Location-Based Technologies?
The Advanced Certificate in Mobile GIS Applications Development is designed to build skills in the area of location-based technologies to find services or people in real-time on a wireless mobile device. A location-based app is an entertainment or information service that pinpoints the user's geographical positioning and responds to their wants and needs instantly. Proximity-based apps can help you find the nearest business or service such as a restaurant, ATM or gas station; provide turn-by-turn navigation to any address; locate people or businesses on a map; dispatch emergency services with exceptional accuracy; and provide asset recovery such as stolen cars or phones. Companies also used location-based technologies for mobile advertising, alerting customers via text or tweets of sales and deals within close proximity.