All relevant points. While examples of location based services are mostly urban, there is a need perhaps to look at LBS in the context of the non urban sectors in each country. For example, in India, in remote areas helping crafts people with the information that is relevant. Sometime back, a colleague wrote a series of posts on Mobiles and the crafts person. Some questions she had in mind were… What if we were to get these organizations a support network in REAL TIME – Many organisations have helped the artisan externally but how can they help themsleves. Can they be empowered with information in their language and make decisions of thier own. Maybe Can they be empowered with information about different SHG’s (self help groups ) Maybe Can they be empowered with information about grameen banks and schemes. Maybe Can they be empowered with information about their craft and the related materials. Maybe Can they they be empowered with information about other artisans in their vicinity. Maybe Can they they be empowered – YES – what they do with the information and how they use it in the subsequent years is for all of us to see – but why should we be afraid to empower them http://futurechat.in/sustainability/real-people-real-india-real-stories/ The key element of location is also Context. Understanding the context will ensure relevant services.