Our next meetup is scheduled for Wednesday, May 25th at 6:45pm at the AOL Ventures space at 770 Broadway (entrance on 9th street).
This month, we'll be featuring a company who is doing as much as anybody to define the way that we think about and build location-based apps: SimpleGeo (https://simplegeo.com/). SimpleGeo provides an easy to use location-data infrastructure that significantly reduces the cost and complexity of building location aware applications. Andrew Mager (@mager (http://twitter.com/mager)), gazetteer, tutorialist, and developer advocate at SimpleGeo, will be talking with us about geo-data, and about some of the truly awesome ways that SimpleGeo can help us build location-based apps faster, better, and cheaper. Should be a good one!
In addition, we'll be featuring some very interesting demos from:
Microsoft Windows Phone 7 (http://www.microsoft.com/windowsphone/en-us/default.aspx) - Will be talking about some of the cool location capabilities of Windows Phone 7 Landmarks: New York (http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/landmarks-new-york/id431799559?mt=8) - A Location Based App for anyone curious about New York's architectural history Pegshot (http://www.pegshot.com/) - A photo / video services that enables friends and family to experience what's happening where you are Looking forward to seeing everybody on the 25th!
Who should attend: Anybody interested in leveraging location technology for app development Date: Wednesday May 25th Time: 6:45pm - 9:00pm Location: 770 Broadway, 6th Floor
If you have an announcement for the group that you'd like to include, please contact one of the group organizers
The GeoWorld Summit (http://geoworldsummit.com/) is Thursday, May 12th (Save $40)
Join 150 geoweb pioneers from all over the US at the second Geoworld Summit on Thursday, May 12th, at Dumbo Loft under the Manhattan Bridge in Brooklyn.
Save $40 on the Summit Pass with discount code 'NewYorkTechMeetup (http://geoworldsummit.eventbrite.com/?discount=NewYorkTechMeetup)', valid until May 7th.
The Geoworld Summit looks beyond iPhone apps and check-ins to the broader impact of location technology on retail, media, advertising and business.
The fast-paced program explores topics ranging from hyperlocal media and geo-tech platforms to digital out-of-home and augmented reality.
We're looking for another organizer to help out with the Location Based Apps meetup!
If you're working working in the LBS space, have been to the meetups, and would be interested in helping out with running and growing our meetup, contact Michael Fives (organizer).