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Saturday, March 8 • 11:30am - 12:30pm
You Are Here: Gaming and User's Geolocation in Web 2.0

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By pinpointing a user's location, websites and applications can deliver a compelling, contextually relevant experience. Game developers are now incorporating this context of location into gaming, with very fun results. Like transforming your neighborhood into an island home-base for pillaging from other pirates. Or physically running around the room to escape a Zombie attack. This session will provide an overview of current location-based game development and the positioning technologies used to make it all happen. The panelists will review the various methods of identifying a user's geolocation, including Wi-Fi positioning, IP location, and cell tower triangulation, and how these technologies can be deployed across different platforms - like handsets, laptops, and gaming devices. This session will use three popular location based games as case studies, Plundr, MobZombies, and Phone Tag.

Saturday March 8, 2008 11:30am - 12:30pm
Austin Convention Ctr Room 9

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