It seems to me that so many people are unaware of what anyone outside DoCoMo
has been up to - well, that is probably normal when one company controls 60%
of the market.
Anyway, KDDI has had a GPS service for about 1 1/3 years now on its au
service for 3G phones... And J-Phone has something too (though I think its
an LBS workaround)
Popular? I think there are quite a few popular applications other than
mapping - games, shopping, things like that.
APIs? I am sure that KDDI has something.
On 8/27/03 5:52, "Chas Sweeting" <charlie_at_skinnyhippo.com> wrote:
> Please excuse my ignorance but I'm currently residing
> outside of Japan, and was wondering what's the state of
> Location Based Services in Japan ?
> I read in the past (can't remember where) that DoCoMo's
> platform was going to use GPS.. is this using the
> Qualcomm GPSOne chipset, or do they have their own ?
> Has anything been rolled out yet, and are any applications
> popular ? How accurate is it ? (eg. Cell-ID location-
> -positioning is pretty crappy... anywhere from 50 to 500m
> Most importantly, are there any APIs for developing
> applications and is anybody on this list taking advantage
> of them ?
> Sorry for so many questions,
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