Integrating GPS With Application Technology And Web Services
Integrating GPS systems are currently commissioned in mobile devices. Consider an application such as a customer relationship management or a web service whose decision support system can be based on location aware services. Several techniques for integrating GPS with application technology and web services have been discussed in the previous section.
Applications based on location aware services:
some factors which would vary from location to location are:
- – rent
- – legal sales laws
- – corporate laws
- – currency exchange rate
- – market information
Customer relationship management:
CRM applications based on location aware services can integrate local tax laws or legal rules for sales. In this case, customer quotes can be conditionally provided depending upon the location of the requesting user. The quotes can be directly converted to local currency using GPS to identify the location of the requesting user and providing for currency exchange rates instantaneously. Currently, when a local exchange rate is to be used in an application, it has to go through the process of keeping the address of the user and also the process of retrieving the local exchange rate directly instead of requesting for the address.
Enterprise resource planning:
ERP applications can utilize location aware services for determining, inventory holding costs based on local real estate prices. Also, ERP applications can directly perform the order fulfillment module by directing the shipment to a specific warehouse location without spending data entry effort on creating a complex routing algorithm the costing module can provide mean rental rates, etc. In certain locales who can use it to do what-if analysis, etc.
Database localization issues:
You can solve the problem of localizing the database easily by integrating real-time GPS with a database configuration system. This way there need not be any manual configuration related to localization of the databases with respect to the location.
Application UI language issues:
Those who need to display Applications in Unicode character sets such as Kanji or Mandarin etc. can easily switch them using GPS integration. For example, an online Indian magazine can automatically serve the web pages in multiple languages based on the location of the requesting user.
Web services have become a critical portion of today’s application services today. Use web site services to provide B2B integration into applications. They also provide for information such as you for stocks, the remaining balance for credit cards. In other words, A web service if integrated with GPS can provide for specific market information which requires real estate rates, local currency exchange rates, etc.
Business / health care analytics:
Business applications such as analytics which provide data analysis value such as customer profiling. If integrated with location aware services can provide for cutting edge value addition such as location specific market segmentation, product preferences, etc.
Health care analytics can when integrated with location aware services. Can provide causal analysis for health trends which occur due to geographic imbalances or cultural imbalances. For example, a place with a prevalence of marriages within relatives can raise a pointer towards a specific genetic disorder or a place with a history of drought can provide analysis of diseases related to malnutrition.