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May 12, 2015 11:30 am

SocialRadar releases geolocation dev kit at Apps World

LocationKit can produce location data with up to two-meter accuracy. “We’ll tell you not only the latitude and longitude of our users but also that they’re in Starbucks,” said SocialRadar CEO Michael Chasen.

LocationKit (seen at left) helps devs pinpoint locations with far more accuracy.

(Image courtesy of SocialRadar)

SocialRadar is set to unveil LocationKit, a geolocation tool offered free of charge to developers, Tuesday at the Apps World exhibition in California.

The product launch has been in the works since SocialRadar’s November acquisition of D.C. startup Gridskippr.

Now in beta, LocationKit can pinpoint a position with up to two-meter accuracy, a battery drain of less than one percent per hour and venue recognition based on a 130 million-strong address book.

“We’ll tell you not only the latitude and longitude of our users but also that they’re in Starbucks,” SocialRadar CEO Michael Chasen told Technical.ly DC last year.

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Lalita Clozel

Lalita Clozel was the former Technical.ly DC Lead Reporter. She has written for OpenSecrets.org, the Los Angeles Times and Philadelphia City Paper. As a student at the University of Pennsylvania, she wrote for The Daily Pennsylvanian, covering legal affairs, city politics and labor unions.

  • Dante

    I wish I had seen this article last year, but that’s a terrible idea. SRB is sending the trash to the largest polluter in the city. “Treasure,” she says. Far from it.

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