Building the case for cloud-based location query processing
The stunning popularity of mobile devices in recent years has spurred interest in querying and tracking their location for a wide variety of applications. Many naive approaches to localizing mobile devices, however, suffer from excessive energy use, poor accuracy in indoor environments, or excessive complexity presented to the application developer. We ask: does processing and evaluating location queries using a cloud server help reduce complexity and inaccuracy for these queries without overusing the limited energy available on mobile devices? Also, can this approach be combined with a variety ...
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