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Delivering a Dynamic UX: 3 Brands that Leverage Location Right

Jul 21, 2016   

Posted by Brittany Dervan

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Brands are always looking for a competitive advantage and new ways to deliver the most desirable and user-friendly products.  As the consumer technology space continues to explode, product and app developers have realized that adding location is imperative to a dynamic user experience. Location allows you to add context, target consumers more efficiently and increase engagement. 

These three brands have set the bar high by implementing new location-based features into their products:

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Topics: Devices, Wearables

Customer Spotlight: Sharp Selects Skyhook for Location in New Mobile Robot Phone, RoBoHoN

Jun 13, 2016   

Posted by Angela Diaco

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Skyhook is partnering up with Sharp to provide accurate location in their new mobile robot phone, RoBoHoN. There's not much RoBoHoN can't do. Standing just under 8in tall, his voice activation allows him to help in the office and kitchen. You can talk, make actions, or express feelings with him. 

 

We spoke with Tomoya Tanaka, Manager of Product Planning Dept, and Takayuki Mohri, Manager of Software Development Dept at Sharp to discuss the relationship.  

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Topics: Devices, Press Releases, Iot

IoT World: How Wearable Devices Impact the Healthcare Industry

Jun 3, 2016   

Posted by Michael Douglas

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 The healthcare industry is brimming with interesting IoT applications. According to Andy Castonguay, Principal Analyst at Machina Research, The U.S has the highest spending per capita for healthcare in the western world - 22% of America’s GDP was spent on healthcare between 2014 and 2015. Expert panels at IoT World in Santa Clara discussed how connected things can solve some of the industry’s main challenges around reducing costs and improving patient care. How IoT can do that:

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Topics: Devices, Wearables, Internet of Things, Iot

Locating a 911 caller

Jun 2, 2016   

Posted by Dave McHoul

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On a recent episode of “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” on HBO, John presented a special report on the state of 911 location. While the report is sprinkled with John Oliver’s witty and humorous viewpoint on the subject, the underlying issue is very real and, ironically, has gotten worse as cellular technologies have improved.


Luckily, there is an answer to this problem that’s cost-efficient and can be implemented quickly.  But first the history…

 

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Topics: Devices, location

Customer Spotlight: Independent Living Wearable Tech Provider mCareWatch Selects Skyhook to Improve Location Accuracy

May 31, 2016   

Posted by Ronda Billings Morra

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Skyhook is announcing its partnership with Australia-based mCareWatch, a company whose wearable devices use the latest technology to provide assisted living, mobile health and telecare solutions. mCareWatch is deploying Skyhook’s Precision Location solution to improve the location accuracy of their mobile devices.

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Topics: Devices, Wearables

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