With the check-in getting quickly commoditized, what’s the next step in location-aware services? What are some ways that companies can leverage a world of real-time information and capabilities to build new and more compelling offerings? There are many companies pushing the boundaries of what’s possible with location through real-time information and this talk will get you started with what’s coming down the pipe.
Matt Galligan, 25, is the CEO and Co-Founder of SimpleGeo, based out of Boulder, CO that provides a ready-to-use location infrastructure for app developers. He previously founded Socialthing, a company that was chosen to be part of the inaugural year of TechStars. Socialthing.com went into private beta in March, 2008 at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas. The company was acquired five months later by AOL. Socialthing was later rebranded as AOL Lifestream.
Matt currently resides in Boulder, CO and is an active member of the startup community there.
I joined NewRelic along with the rest of the Opsmatic. I helped start that ops-focused company after spending time building, breaking and evolving various systems at Urban Airship, SimpleGeo, and Flickr. When not wrasslin’ with computers, I’m likely involved in some combination of surfing, exploring new places with my special lady friend, enjoying the company of friends, watching sports, reading and playing guitar poorly. But my real passion is growing beards.
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