[ { "title": "Systems and methods for providing mobile handset position to software applications", "publication_date": "2010/14/07", "number": "08391886", "url": "/2010/07/14/systems-and-methods-for-providing-mobile-handset-position-to-software-applications/", "abstract": "Providing information as to location of a mobile station involves receiving a mobile station location request from a requesting software application at an API gateway of a wireless communications network. The API gateway provides a network-initiated request to the wireless communications network for the location of the mobile station after determining that the requesting application is authorized to receive the location of the specified mobile station. The location of the mobile station can be determined, according to either a coarse or granular location position resolution, or accuracy, based on the request of the application and/or the conditions of the wireless communication network. Information as to location of the mobile station can be produced, and provided to the requesting software application, which can be resident on the mobile station itself or at a different location/platform.", "owner": "Cellco Partnership", "owner_city": "Basking Ridge", "owner_country": "US" } ]