Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Redesigned geo-fences

Many of modern location-based services are often based on an area or place as opposed to an accurate determination of the precise location. Geo-fencing approach is based on the observation that users move from one place to another and then stay at that place for a while. These places can be, for example, commercial properties, homes, office centers and so on. As per geo-fencing approach they could be described (defined) as some geographic areas bounded by polygons. It assumes users simply move from fence to fence and stay inside fences for a while. In this article we replace geo-based boundaries with network proximity rules. This new approach let us effectively deploy location based services indoor and provide a significant energy saving for mobile devices comparing with the traditional methods. It is our new paper Geofence and Network Proximity

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