July 2013 Newsletter

Published on Monday July 1st, 2013

Indoor technology at its finest.

Latest News

In–Location Alliance

sensewhere is an active member of the rapidly growing Indoor Location Alliance who are working towards standardising the indoor location technology related ecosystems and associated services. The recently held ILA Plenary meeting hosted by the CSR in Sunnyvale, CA, USA mid–June welcomed over 60 participants from 32 companies from 13 different countries and, as said by sensewhere’s VP who attended the conference, it was a great success.
Demonstrations of sensewhere’s indoor location technology and related services will also take place at the upcoming ILA events in Europe and Asia during the latter part of this year.

To view more about the aims of the meeting click here.

Events

This year’s Scotland’s Technology Show saw sensewhere along with hundreds of Scottish companies gather for business inspiration, networking and learning. The event was bursting with suppliers, customers, funding sources and industry leaders and, as a Scottish originated technology company, sensewhere is always very proud to be collaborating with its home–based fellow professionals. We were situated at stand 175 and warmly welcomed all for demonstrations and networking. You can view the gallery of pictures here.

snapp!ed ready for the Fringe Festival 2013!

The more and more frequent sunny days in July remind us of the fast approaching world’s largest annual arts Festival in the capital of Scotland (where snapp!ed was born)! August 2–26 will, for the second year running, see snapp!ed make the most of your Festival experience.


The easy to use Android application powered by sensewhere’s indoor location technology displays directions to all Fringe Festival venues and Edinburgh landmarks, allowing you to share your experiences from one interface on all major social media accounts: Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare while enjoying a show, even indoors. Not long to go till the best of arts and performances take over the city! With this in mind we have launched a competition, so grab your chance to win a Google Nexus 7 Tablet by joining us! Read how to win on our blog. Good luck!


The Edinburgh Science Triangle, Power Lunch Club, Geoconnexion, Edinburgh Inspiring Capital and Edin Exchange all published our release about snapp!ed, the Edinburgh Festival app of 2013.

Development of Partnership with Micello

Our indoor map partner Micello recently surpassed 15,000 venues in their database globally. As part of our partnership 12000+ Micello maps will be available on our EVK. See their gobsmacking infographic demonstrating the scale of their work.

New video on our channel

See sensewhere’s indoor position database grow in the exhibition halls at MWC 2013, sensewhere’s technology shows how it improves over time using automatic crowdsourcing to map Wireless Access Points. View it in full on our YouTube channel here.

New Sensors

snapp! and snapp!ed applications are now driven by improved sensewhere technology which uses fully integrated PDR sensors. sensewhere’s team have integrated sensor support with our WAP mapping solution so that it provides even greater positioning accuracy and energy efficiency by effectively fusing available signals, such as Wi–Fi. The solution is now live.

IN THE MEDIA

Indoor positioning is a hot market, following recent industry acquisitions.

sensewhere has recently secured some editorial pieces in several publications.

An extensive report from Grizzly Analytics containing an in–depth analysis of over 50 indoor location companies included a study on sensewhere. The report published on a blog widely known for its indoor location focus, presented sensewhere in a very favourable light predicting huge growth and maturing of the indoor location area. The full report can be purchased here.
TechCrunch recently published an article about the acquisition of indoor location start–ups and its potential in the industry. You can read about indoor location start–ups, including sensewhere, Pole Star, WifiSlam, Skyhook and Pointinside competing at the top level here.
In June sensewhere was placed amongst world’s Leading indoor location technologies and recognised as “the next big thing” by Google’s Donald Dodge in his report blogged here.
Our LBS tracking and security application story (partnership with a major Brazilian insurance company) got picked up by PositionIT Magazine, the South African journal published six times a year. View the online version of the magazine here.
Our recent collaboration with the Directions Magazine editors resulted in a new interview exploring the ever-improving sensewhere software and its suitability to location-based advertising. It has been published in the online Directions Mag, so check out this link and find us on their Location Intelligence Channel and newsletter.
We also gave the StreetFight Mag a piece of hyperlocal expert advice. You can read about how “eye level is no longer buy level” on their blog here.

BITS AND PIECES

Securing more funding

Back in April sensewhere secured additional funding that is being used to help to leverage the potential of our software in today’s increasingly growing market of indoor positioning. Read about the funding and our latest EVK update in a recent press release on the wires.

Edinburgh getting ready for the Fringe Festival 2013

Candlemaker Row in Edinburgh is always a popular spot for photo taking. This cosy Old Town venue is home to Greyfriars Bobby, a well–known dog who, legend says, spent 14 years guarding the grave of his owner until he died himself in the 19th century.
In 1645 Edinburgh’s candle makers were required to settle together in a row, and hence the name of the street!

Greyfriars Bobby sunbathing in the sunny neighbourhood of Royal Mile. Read more about the famous Scottish doggie and his heart–warming story here.

With the recent sunny spells and a vast range of café and bar terraces brought outside to enjoy the weather, it’s safe to say taking a stroll along Royal Mile will make anyone smile.

The Meadows – on sunny days and weekends this vivacious park located in the heart of the city attracts thousands of people daily. The park’s grass fields are covered with blankets, picnics and people jamming away on their bongos while enjoying a sunset. It certainly adds to the city’s vibrant nature and is a must for tourist visiting Edinburgh!

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