Developers know that working with location services on mobile devices is a bit like working with an old map. You inevitably get to a spot where it says, “Here be dragons.” Yes, if you want latitude and longitude with a low precision, the phone will give it to you, but as soon as you explore further, you hit the same set of problems like battery life, user behavior, venue datasets, and complex, poorly documented optimization strategies.
SocialRadar has announced the acquisition of Gridskippr, a firm that developed the industry’s most advanced location manager and mobile advertising technology for smartphone apps. The acquisition will allow SocialRadar to deliver a complete set of solutions around location-based technology both in SocialRadar’s consumer app and as an SDK for third-party developers who want to include this powerful technology in their own applications.
Over the last year, our team at SocialRadar worked closely with Gridskippr to develop technology for our consumer app that significantly improved location accuracy, reduced battery drain, and generated detailed insights on our users. App developers have regularly requested this same type of functionality for use within their own applications. With the acquisition of Gridskippr, we are now a one-stop shop for this functionality.
The DC Tech community is a powerful and chatty group – chock full of people who will jump at the chance to help others in our network. New to the scene and want to tap into the community? First you have to build your network.
SocialRadar asked a few leaders in the DC Tech community to share their thoughts on the best ways or places to network and build connections. Here’s what they had to say:
SocialRadar’s lead node engineer, Victor Quinn, recently wrote a book and had some thoughts to share. He is a programmer, technology leader, legal scholar, writer, husband, and now, a published author. Quinn details the process that turned a blog post he wrote in 2011 into his new book “Getting Started with tmux.”
I completed work on my first book, Getting Started with tmux, which was recently published!
Out of over 250 nominees, InTheCapital crowned SocialRadar one of the ten coolest companies in DC. The announcement came at DC Fest in September, a night when young professionals from across the city gathered to play lawn games, eat, and drink to celebrate those companies who had been named the coolest.
Nominees were judged based on various factors including how much fun the employees have and how unique the company culture is.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – CTIA-The Wireless Association® and SocialRadar announced a partnership today to change the way people meet and connect during Super Mobility Week. Using the SocialRadar app, when attendees arrive at the conference, they will know who is there, how they are connected and what they have been up to, while retaining full control over their privacy.
Available for iOS and Android, the SocialRadar app gives users real-time information about the people around them. Combining real-time social network and geo-location data, the app merges information from the top social networks, including Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, Foursquare and Google+, from your device.
Imagine being able to fully customize your experience and your battery lasting much longer. Now it’s possible! Time to update your app!
Faces!: Our goal is to make connecting with people that much easier so we brought people one step closer to you! Now on the main screen we are showing you the 3 closest people to you in each category. You get a quick glimpse of your surroundings.
Innovative Social Glassware Helps You Find The People You Care About
WASHINGTON, D.C., May 1, 2014 — SocialRadar, the application that helps you find the people you care about, announced today new Glassware available on MyGlass. The Glassware combines real-time social network information from Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, Foursquare and Google+ with geo-location data from your Glass device to empower you to make smarter real-world connections.
SocialRadar Glassware is available on MyGlass.
Looking for a way to express your excitement? Join us tonight for a wild celebration of this huge milestone at Milk Studios. It will be an evening of free flowing booze, food, music and utter debauchery. Get all the deets here, & we’ll see you there!
Our Radar range is expanding. Earlier this year we launched SocialRadar for iPhone in our hometown of Washington D.C. and were overwhelmed by the rapid adoption and community support. But that was only the beginning.
The second city in which we are formally bringing Social back is Philadelphia. Where better to emphasize the value in instantly learning about everyone around you than in the City of Brotherly Love? They may love each other, but do they know each other?
Now they will.