Reporting back from Mobile World Congress 2008 in Barcelona this week, the Financial Times says that many of the players in the mobile market have a focus on Location Based Services. They give a glimpse of the plans Google, Apple, Nokia, Ericcson and Yahoo have:

Yahoo… put maps in focus with the launch of its OneConnect product, with another feature promising to show how far away friends are, and even plot their positioning on a map.

Google is also gaining traction for its Google Maps on mobile service, having secured partnerships with Vodafone, T-Mobile and the Apple iPhone.

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