Location based services are a rapidly growing component of traveller information services. Such services, made possible by the proliferation of mobile devices containing GPS receivers and 3 axis accelerometers enable easier journey planning and other information to be provided in the immediate vicinity of the user.
There are many types of location based services:
These and other services are constantly evolving. The more data that is made available to developers, the more opportunities there are for value added services. Critical to their successful growth - is the reliable delivery of data and confidence in its security and the security of mobile payments.