By Mitesh Patel

Think of Uber, Instagram, and even Pokemon Go. All these mobile apps have brought radical changes in transportation, social networking, and gaming sectors respectively. What is the driving force of these apps? It’s location-based services or LBS. As the name suggests, location-based services are associated with the capability to find out the location of the mobile users and provide services based on this location.

 

By Zak Doffman

With anonymized and aggregated phone tracking now helping governments fight coronavirus, the next wave of technology will be digital contact tracing. These opt-in applications combine Bluetooth’s Relative Signal Strength Indicator, a duration timer and a masked identifier to timeline those coming into potential contact with new COVID-19 patients.