As the growth of location-based services continues on the web, access to real-time device geolocation information becomes more instrumental.
The goal of the LocationAware Working Group is to work with browser vendors to define a standard for making a user’s geolocation data available through a simple web API. This session will discuss the proposed API and what it means from LBS web developers.
Ryan is currently the Director of Consumer Products at Skyhook Wireless where he leads product initiatives including the consumer product Loki. Ryan’s focus at Skyhook is on leveraging the WPS platform in consumer applications and experiences through products like Loki or through partnerships. Prior to Skyhook Wireless, Ryan was a co-founder and the Chief Technology Officer at Xplana, Inc, an educational software company.
Ryan is also the founder and chair of the LocationAware Working Group whose goal is to work with browser vendors, location providers and location consumers to define a privacy-aware standard for making a user’s geolocation data available through a simple API. Ryan is also an Invited Expert for the W3C’s Ubiquitous Web Applications Working Group.