While SocialRadar developed the app that lets you know who is around no matter where you are and how you are connected, we realized that location technology is important not just for apps like ours but to the entire app market. Location stands apart in providing a more personalized user experience.
So important that it became our priority to develop a technology for app developers that offers the holy grail of mobile: high … Continue Reading
How often have you heard someone say “I don’t use [insert app] because it drains my battery”? For app developers that’s one of the most irksome comments.
Often what you believe to be draining the battery is not the actual culprit.
Over the past few months – notably with Apple’s iOS 8 update including a battery-usage monitoring tool – we’ve begun to see developers and manufacturers make a concerted effort to extend … Continue Reading
Even serial entrepreneurs may find the process of funding a startup challenging. We asked nine seasoned leaders in DC tech how they successfully approach and pitch investors:
Adapted from sage advice from classmate and co-founder of DocSend: Don’t drag it out! Schedule as many meetings as you can within a very limited time frame, and hit everyone in row. You just need to find a couple that believe in you, and … Continue Reading
Originally posted on Street Fight on January 14, 2015. Article here.
Here’s an experiment: The next time you head out to lunch, compare the restaurant’s icon on your mapping application to the location on the door. The odds are that the icon will be at least 20 meters away from the door itself.
For a consumer, that’s not going to stop them from finding lunch. But that margin of … Continue Reading
Some in the technology space say that location is good enough as it stands – that there’s no reason someone would need more than 100 meters of accuracy – but I beg to differ. I think there’s a more accurate way to place me on a map. And here’s where it shows:
Case 1: the morning jog
Ready to start off 2015 on the right foot (no pun intended), I set up Continue Reading
Need help juggling home, work, and social life? SocialRadar asked some leaders in DC Tech to share how they manage their valuable time:
“There is time for everything, as long as your priorities always rise to the top. I try and make the first business communication I have each day externally focused with our customers. Even if it is just a quick hello, not asking for anything. Controlling your calendar helps. Every Sunday … Continue Reading
Though giving back to the community is a year-round commitment, the holidays serve as a great reminder to keep it going. SocialRadar asked DC tech leaders how they give back. Here’s what they had to say:
“I have so much to be grateful for so giving back for me is a must. In the DC area there are a lot of great people leading efforts so it is easy to … Continue Reading
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 … Continue Reading
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 … Continue Reading
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 … Continue Reading