Mobile Information Communication• Voice• Texting (SMS)• Data (GPRS)• Location (GPS)• Image
Texting (SMS)• Available on all phones (everyone has it!).• Great for communication.• Highest information transfer cost (byte-for-byte).• Low data capacity (160 character limit per transmission)• Poor data quality
Data• General Packet Relay System (GPRS)• Fewer cell phones have it. (for now…)• Significantly lower information transfer cost.• High data transmission capacity• Cloud Connectivity: Software/Platform-as-a-Service • SaaS/PaaS
Location• Global Positioning System (GPS)• All phones will have it• Geographic Information System (GIS) • Information = data + image + location
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