A Year in Review: Skyhook's Best Blogs of 2017

Jan 4, 2018   

Posted by Brittany Dervan

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2017 was a busy year for Skyhook and 2018 looks even brighter. Highlights of the past year include launching our new data offering Geospatial Insights, releasing OpenTide and hitting many DevOps milestones, just to name a few.

A lot of valuable content was posted on our blog too and we want to take a look back and highlight our most popular posts created in 2017 in case you missed them:

1. Presidential Inauguration & Women’s March on Washington - Who Attended And Where Did They Come From?

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We wanted to get an idea of the differences in the people who attended the Women’s March and those who attended the Presidential Inauguration in 2017. We leveraged foot traffic analysis to see where they came from and what influenced them. With hundreds of thousands of attendees between the two events, the results were interesting. Read the blog to find out more.

 

2. 17 Stats That Show The Massive Opportunities In The Internet of Things

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This listicle highlights 17 statistics around the Internet of Things. It covers predictions from devices, connectivity, industrial IoT, logistics and healthcare. Check it out to see where IoT is heading. 

 

 

3. Building Your Own Geofences: Geofencing Yourself vs Using a Third Party

Screen Shot 2018-01-02 at 4.38.36 PM.pngThis blog focuses on the three things to consider before building your own geofences. It’s important to know how much professional handling you’ll need in order to make your geofencing campaign a reality. Follow the link to find out more about doing it yourself or how to do so using a third party.

 

4. Locating LoRa Devices

Screen Shot 2017-12-20 at 12.34.31 PM.pngThis was the second blog in a series of six dedicated to locating Low-Power Wide-Area Network (LPWAN) IoT devices. It highlights the practical challenges associated with locating devices that communicate via the LoRa LPWAN protocol. Per the LoRa Alliance, “LoRa or LoRaWAN™ is a specification intended for wireless battery operated Things in a regional, national or global network.” Check out the blog to learn more about Locating LoRa Devices.

5. World Series 2017: Brand Preferences and Behaviors of Astros & Dodgers Fans

Screen Shot 2018-01-02 at 4.44.57 PM.pngFor the 2017 World Series we analyzed foot traffic patterns of Astros and Dodgers fans to determine brand preferences and shopping behaviors. Read the blog to see which brands are fan favorites and which fans much prefer eating at Chick-fil-a.

 

 

6. 5 Connection Options to Get Your IoT Device Online

Screen Shot 2018-01-02 at 5.05.50 PM.pngThis educational blog highlights the 5 connection options to get your IoT device online. It covers Sigfox, LoRa, Ingenu, LTE-M and NB-IoT.

 

 

 

 

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Topics: Internet of Things, Data Analysis, Location Intelligence