Trends for location based services and mobile

Location is a key ingredient into many apps (e.g. Twitter, Facebook, Google Maps, etc.) and this talk will highlight the current state of the art of Location Based Services for app developers and how to integrate location well into your app and also show an outlook of the trends of always-on location and a future which goes beyond smartphone to the internet of things.


Speaker: Philipp Kandal is co-founder and CTO of skobbler, one of Europe’s leading mobile and app development companies focusing on location based services. Skobbler is one of the few profitable consumer app companies and has won various prices such as the Navteq LBS challenge 2009 as the most innovative European LBS start-up and currently has over 3 million users. The company's headquarter is in Berlin but has the majority of the team in Cluj, with more than 60 people. Philipp is in charge of the Romanian development team, the German product management and is also a board member at skobbler. Currently, he is most occupied with the expansion of the mobile development teams, further product launches and pushing the international expansion.