LocationKit Is Here

By Victor Quinn  |  July 14, 2015

At SocialRadar we believe that location means much more than just a lat/lon, it means the ability for app developers to provide personalized experiences. We also think that it should be easy to harness. So we have built a simple platform for developers to incorporate advanced location services into their applications without prior location experience.

And today, I am excited to announce that technology – LocationKit – is available for download at no cost.

LocationKit … Continue Reading

SaaS Tools 7 DC Tech Founders Can’t Live Without

By Austin Cappa  |  July 6, 2015

Startups today often rely on Software as a Service (SaaS) tools to manage company logistics, sales effectiveness, customer engagement and much more. SocialRadar asked several DC Tech founders and operators to share the platforms that contribute to their company’s success.

“At Ringio we’re obsessed with the impact that technology can have in sales. We’re seeing the emergence of a sales technology stack that is catapulting the productivity and impact of inside … Continue Reading

Introducing LocationKit – the First Replacement for iOS and Android Location Services. Reduced Battery Drain, Higher Location Accuracy, Venue Recognition

By Michael Chasen  |  May 12, 2015

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

Fifty Shades of Drain: The Constant Charging Blues

By Shana Glenzer  |  February 19, 2015

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 … Continue Reading

Pitching Investors: Insight from 9 of DC’s Tech Leaders

By Kevin Alansky  |  February 12, 2015

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

4 Reasons Location-Based Services Will Become a Thing Again in 2015

By Michael Chasen  |  January 19, 2015

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 error … Continue Reading

Why Good Isn’t Good Enough

By Emily Wrobel  |  January 19, 2015

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

How 7 of DC’s Tech Leaders Manage Their Valuable Time

By Kevin Alansky  |  January 14, 2015

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 I review … Continue Reading

How 9 of DC’s Tech Leaders Give Back

By Kevin Alansky  |  December 16, 2014

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 contribute. I love children … Continue Reading