The fourth video in our Re-imagining Apps for Ultrabook™ series is now available. In it I provide an overview of location detection technologies and how we can use them to enhance desktop applications. I also walk through redesigning an existing desktop app to take advantage of location detection.
Location is much than just finding points on a map. The location detection capabilities in the Ultrabook™ platform provide lots of ways to rethink existing apps. Through location inclusion, filtering, interactions between objects, background processing and more, desktop applications can be enriched and improved through location. See how in Location Detection:
In the video I mention a number of resources that are listed below for quick access.
- Smartphone owners & location-based services by Pew Research Center
- Location: The Epicenter of Mobile Innovation in 2010 by GigaOM Pro
- Developing for Ultrabook™ by Intel
About the Series
The Re-imagining Apps for Ultrabook™ video series introduces new ways of thinking about the design and development of desktop applications and offers practical design advice to help developers take advantage of new opportunities in Intel's Ultrabook devices.
- Re-imagining Apps for Ultrabook™ (Part 1): Touch Interfaces
- Re-imagining Apps for Ultrabook™ (Part 2): Touch Targets
- Re-imagining Apps for Ultrabook™ (Part 3): Touch Gestures
- Re-imagining Apps for Ultrabook™ (Part 4): Location Detection
- Re-imagining Apps for Ultrabook™ (Part 5): Device Motion
About Your Host
Luke Wroblewski is an internationally recognized digital product leader who has designed or contributed to software used by more than 700 million people worldwide. He was co-founder and CPO of Bagcheck (acquired by Twitter in 2011), chief design architect at Yahoo! Inc., and is the author of three popular Web design books including his most recent: Mobile First. Luke is a contracted vendor with Intel; opinions expressed are his own and do not necessarily represent Intel's position on any issue.