Introducing the first replacement for iOS CLLocationManager and Android LocationManager
Higher GPS Accuracy
Typical GPS location accuracy can range from 10 to 100 meters. Unlike iOS CLLocationManager and Android LocationManager, LocationKit uses several methods to improve upon the standard latitude and longitude, resulting in a much higher degree of GPS accuracy. It does this by applying a proprietary algorithm to correct device position data.
Lower Mobile Battery Drain
Today, running GPS constantly drains battery at a rate of 8%-14% per hour. Developers using LocationKit’s location services instead of Apple’s Core Location Manager or Android’s Location Manager can consistently receive highly accurate location at near 1% battery drain per hour.
Contextual Location Data
Current mobile location services provide you with a user’s latitude and longitude. Using LocationKit, you can not only receive the latitude and longitude but important contextual information such as address, venue, events, type, and find people nearby.
Automatic Venue Recognition
LocationKit’s location manager combines the most accurate, geo-encoded, places database in the US with leading event databases boasting over 140 million parcels/buildings, 11 million venues and 6 million events per year. Relevant place information can be provided passively, as a person enters a place, or on-demand.
App Location Analytics
For the first time, app developers will be able to access detailed analytics on the location information collected by their applications. Through reporting they’ll learn the type of venues users frequent, and gain insights about users’ preferences and behaviors.
Mar 29 2014
SocialRadar takes networking up a notch by pairing your location data with your social networks and sharing information about whoever is around you, in real time, so you can make loose connections strong ones.
Nov 11 2014
Mobile user segmentation is a competitive market as well, with a number of services that allow developers to dive into an app’s user demographics (age, gender, income, etc.), interests, context, time/time of day, and other app-specific events. But if SocialRadar’s promises of better location accuracy and reduced battery drain hold true, it could find footing in the location-based app niche within that broader market.
Jan 30 2014
In addition to greater awareness of who is around you, SocialRadar can also be used to plan outings with friends, meet new people with relevant interests, remember how you know somebody you encounter, and for effective networking.