A method of buffering location data on a mobile device. The method transmits location data packets via an unreliable protocol to a receiving device and buffers a copy of the location data packet. Periodically, the method also transmits a location data packet via a reliable protocol to the receiving device. When no acknowledgement is received from the receiving device, the location data sent via the reliable protocol is buffered to memory. Once an acknowledgement is received from the receiving device, all of the buffered location data is sent to the receiving device via an unreliable protocol.
Barbeau, Sean J.; Winters, Philip L.; Perez, Rafael; Labrador, Miguel; and Georggi, Nevine, "Adaptive location data buffering for location-aware applications" (2014). USF Patents. 113.
University of South Florida