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Geolocation is taking off in a growing sector of mobile gaming

The location based technology is helping to ensure that gamers are adhering to state laws.

As a growing number of applications are integrating geolocation technology into their features, mobile app development companies are discovering that there are many new and undiscovered uses for this tech, and they are beginning to use them.

This has become especially handy in some industry sectors where regulations and laws change by state.

For example, New Jersey regulators have started to ease the laws when it comes to being able to gamble online and over mobile. However, the gamer still needs to be located within the state in order to abide by these regulations. Therefore, that industry is starting to use geolocation to an increasing degree to make sure that the people who want to use those particular mobile gaming apps are actually located where they say they are.

So far, geolocation technology is proving to be a reliable source of location information.

This is piquing the interest of a number of different types of mobile app development firms and mobile gaming companies that are seeing the growing potential of this technology. The location based tech uses cell phone signals in order to determine where the mobile device user is actually located – not where he or she claims to be

Geolocation Technology being intograted into mobile apps

This helps to be able to ensure that people who are where they say they are will have full access to the services or mobile gaming opportunities that they want, and will assist in blocking people who are only pretending to be local – even if they are quite near to a state line but still outside of its border.

It is expected that the industries that are using this technology will only continue to grow as its implementation is better understood and as its accuracy continues to prove itself. This has already been celebrated by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement, according to one of its spokespeople, Kerry Langan, but it is unlikely to stop there. That department is now working with the largest Location as a Service (Laas) company in the world, Locaid, as of November.

As other government departments and agencies, as well as private companies watch what geolocation technology does for that sector and with how much accuracy, it will continue to spread beyond simple mobile marketing opportunities.

Geolocation technology patent obtained by Apple for adjusting settings

This tech allows the location of a device to help to determine some of its settings.

Apple has just received a new patent that involves the use of geolocation technology that is a part of a comprehensive system that will control consumer devices, adjusting their settings based on where they are.

This would allow Apple to use data based on location as provided from devices such as iPads and iPhones.

Apple would be able to use geolocation technology provided through its devices as well as the use of RFID badges or credit cards to identify the whereabouts of a user to automated systems. This would allow those automated systems to act on behalf of the user, such as adjusting climate control, turning on or off lights, or turning on or off power.

This geolocation technology functions in a way that is compared to geo-fencing.

Apple Geolocation TechnologyGeo-fencing is something that Apple already uses in its own native Reminders app on its mobile device operating system. It functions by using geolocation technology to determine when a user has entered into or has exited a pre-designated location in order to trigger actions, such as providing an alert of something that the individual wanted to remember. However, this new system would take the tech a step further. Instead of sending out a reminder to the user, it would automatically take actions in the user’s household in order to achieve goals such as making it more comfortable for the person because the lights are on and it has been heated or cooled, or it could save energy.

This does make the new geolocation technology somewhat more complex than the original use. The patent provides a description of a system that would gather information so that it could not only identify where the user happens to be and where they are headed, but also the types of activities in which they will be engaging along their route and once they reach their destination. This requires a great deal of accuracy in terms of making these predictions.

It means that the geolocation technology will either need to rely on regular polling of the mobile device from regular intervals, or it will need to be accumulated from fixed remote devices such as the receivers of keycards or when certain trigger events take place, such as when a device communicates with a particular cell tower.