Location and Context-Based Microservices for Mobile and Internet of Things Workloads
Research institutes such as Gartner and Forrester claim that the future of mobile will focus around the user's context. Most of the future mobile applications will leverage user context to provide a richer user experience and deeper engagement, and consequently higher customer value. We present three cloud micro services that can substantially accelerate the development and evolvement of location and context-based applications. These include a contextual triggering micro service used to derive the user's context in the moment of interaction, and visualization and analytics micro services to distill business and operational insights from application data. These micro services are described alongside mobile and Internet of Things usage examples.