• Local Activities with Stray Boots
    Join us to discuss local activity apps with Stray Boots at the Samsung Accelerator space at 30 W. 26th Street (between Broadway and 6th) on Tuesday, September 23rd. We'll also have time for pizza and networking. Stray Boots (https://www.strayboots.com/) is a travel and local discovery brand for the 21st Century, using digital products to make exploring the physical world fun and easy. Its mobile tours and personalized maps make it simple and engaging to discover new places and learn about the world. Avi Millman, Co-Founder & CEO of Stray Boots, has spent his professional career rapidly growing businesses. After graduating from Princeton with a BA in History, he joined national apparel retailer Steve and Barry’s, working for the COO in its internal consulting group. Rising to Director of Logistics, he grew the company’s supply chain systems from handling 60 stores to over 200 in two years, supporting annual sales of over $500 Million. He then went on to join beverage startup Q Tonic, now Q Drinks, as the fourth employee, where he grew top line sales by 500% in one year. An avid traveler and life-long game enthusiast, Avi started Stray Boots after a trip to Rome, where he realized the guidebook experience was far too passive for the digital era.

    Samsung Accelerator, Chelsea

    30 West 26th St., 7th floor · New York, NY

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  • Talk about the tech and future of Beacons
    Hi everyone, We're back! It's been awhile since we last met, and there have been all kinds of interesting new developments in the location tech space. So ... let's meet up and talk about them! Our next Meetup is scheduled for Tuesday July 15th at the Samsung Accelerator space at 30 W. 26th Street (between Broadway and 6th). We'll be talking about Beacons - one of the really exciting new technologies in this space - with Tanuj Parikh, the Senior Director of Business Operations at Estimote (http://estimote.com/). Estimote builds small wireless sensors (beacons) that can be placed in any physical environment (e.g., store, museum, hospital). The beacons communicate with apps on a consumer's mobile phone to trigger contextually relevant actions, such as personalized coupons/notifications, indoor navigation and in-store analytics for retailers. Worldwide, nearly 20,000 developers (inside startups and Fortune 500 companies alike) are building apps on top of the Estimote platform. This should be a really good one. Whether you're a developer, an entrepreneur, or just generally interested in proximity & location, there will be many interesting things to learn here. There will be lots of time for Q&A, so bring your questions. And, of course, plenty of time to eat pizza and meet up as well! Look forward to seeing everybody on the 15th! Michael ps. Do you have an Android phone (running 4.4+)? We're looking for Alpha testers, and are paying $50 for people to participate in a quick user testing survey. If you're interested, I'd love to hear from you. Email me here (http://www.meetup.com/LocationApps/message/?recipientId=6810617).

    Samsung Accelerator, Chelsea

    30 West 26th St., 7th floor · New York, NY

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  • Talk about the UX of location in iOS apps
    Hi everyone, It's a new year, and what better time to meet up? It's been awhile since we last got together, so let's start the year off the right way! Our next Meetup is scheduled for January 16th, 6:30 at Meetup HQ. This month, we'll be talking about the UX of location-based iPhone apps. What makes for a compelling user experience? What are best practices when crafting a UX? How does location become integral to the overall experience without feeling tacked on or clunky? We'll be covering these questions and more with our presenters who are both experts in the field: Scott Lindenbaum (https://twitter.com/ScottLindenbaum) is the President and COO of SPUN. Scott has been covered by CNN, MSNBC, and FOXnews, and has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and numerous other outlets. Check out their app here (http://www.getspun.com/). Christopher Kennedy (https://twitter.com/kennedysgarage) is an NYC based professional hacker, UX strategist, & mobile UI designer. He built Grade Spotter, which you can check out here (http://gradespotter.com/). If you're thinking of building a location based iPhone app, or are building one, or are just generally interested in mobile, then this should be a really interesting event. We're going to have plenty of time for Q&A and discussion, so bring any questions with you! Looking forward to seeing everyone on the 16th! michael

    Meetup HQ

    632 Broadway, 9th Floor · New York, NY

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  • Demo Day III
    Hi Everybody Our next meetup is scheduled for Wednesday, May 30th at 6:30pm at Meetup HQ (https://maps.google.com/maps?q=166+crosby+ny+ny) (the Broadway elevators are out of service, so please enter from 166 Crosby Street). It's time to catch up with some of the exciting new companies that are being built within our community, so this Meetup is all about demos. We'll be featuring four (or five?) awesome, early-stage, NYC-based start ups who are building some really cool stuff in the location space. Each company will do a 5 minute product demo, followed by a q+a and audience feedback. Our presenters will be: Stamped (http://www.stamped.com/) - a new way to recommend only what you like best GateGuru (http://gateguruapp.com/) - revolutionizes how travelers experience their “day-of” travel MyCityWay (http://mycityway.com/) - real time app designed to transform your hand held device into a mega-utility tool for navigating the urban scene RentHackr (http://www.renthackr.com/) - Find the best apartments before they hit the market Moveable Feast (http://www.mvabl.com/) - Make, take, and publish multimedia narratives to mobile devices So come out and join us! Should be a great opportunity to see some of the great new location-based startups that are being built here in NYC. Looking forward to seeing everybody on the 30th! michael

    Meetup HQ - 9th Floor

    166 Crosby Street · 9th Floor, NY

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  • Location Data - Daily Deal APIs with Yipit, Sqoot, and BiteHunter
    Hey Everybody Our next meetup is scheduled for Wednesday, March 28th at 6:45pm at the AOL Ventures space at 770 Broadway (entrance on 9th street). Daily Deals are an important part of the location based apps ecosystem, and a critical monetization opportunity for many apps. But with hundreds of different Daily Deal providers out there, how can app developers and entrepreneurs efficiently integrate relevant deals into their apps? And what services are available to get data about places and deals? To answer that question, we have a panel of three awesome companies who aggregate Daily Deals and make that data available via an API: Yipit (http://yipit.com/), Sqoot (http://www.sqoot.com/), and BiteHunter (http://www.bitehunter.com/api). This should be a super interesting discussion, and we'll make sure to spend a lot of time on q+a so that we can really dig into the differences of these three great APIs ... so be sure to bring your questions with you! We'll also be featuring some awesome demos from: Reserve My City SceneNearMe Shoutem Looking forward to seeing everybody on the 28th! michael Who should attend: Anybody interested in leveraging location technology for app development Date: Wednesday, March 28th Time: 6:45pm - 9:00pm Location: 770 Broadway, 6th Floor

    AOL Ventures

    770 Broadway 6th Floor · New York, NY

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  • Startup Stories - The Evolution of Fondu
    Hi Everybody Our next meetup is scheduled for Wednesday, February 29th at 6:45pm at the AOL Ventures space at 670 Broadway (http://maps.google.com/maps?q=670+broadway&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=0x89c2599000d8e807:0xd0da21772148b2b2,670+Broadway,+New+York,+NY+10012&gl=us&ei=1tc5T4OqA-Xz0gGm-9CwCw&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&ct=image&resnum=2&ved=0CDIQ8gEwAQ) (between Bond and Great Jones) on the 4th floor. So you've identified a compelling concept for a location based app ... how do you evolve that into a business? This month, we'll be discussing the evolution of a location based startup with our very own Gauri Manglik, the co-founder and CEO of Fondu (http://fondu.com/). Fondu is an interesting story, one of NYC's hottest new startups that evolved out of a company called SpotOn. SpotOn launched at TechCrunch Disrupt in May 2010 as a personalized recommendation engine for places, but began to gain traction more for the social aspect of sharing than from the recommendation engine itself. Thus, Fondu was born as a social network for sharing bite size reviews of places to eat and drink. We'll talk with Gauri about her experiences in launching a location based app, about how the Fondu team decided to pivot based on their users' feedback, and about the future of places-based sharing. In addition, we have three awesome demos this month from: Uber (https://www.uber.com/) Qrious (http://qriousapp.com/) Yog (http://www.getyog.com/) Looking forward to seeing everyone on the 29th! michael Who should attend: Anybody interested in leveraging location technology for app development Date: Wednesday, February 29th Time: 6:45pm - 9:00pm Location: 670 Broadway, 4th Floor

    QLabs / AOL Ventures

    670 Broadway · New York, NY

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  • Talking UI/UX for Location Based Apps
    Hi Everybody Our next meetup is scheduled for Wednesday, January 25th at 6:45pm at the AOL Ventures space at 770 Broadway (entrance on 9th street). This month we'll be talking with Rachit and Adit Shukla of Two Toasters (http://twotoasters.com/) about UI/UX best practices for building location based apps. What UI elements are most important for location based apps, and how do they work together? What types of user experience should we be building for? We'll be covering these questions and a whole lot more, so if you're like me and you like to geek out on the finer point of app development and design then this discussion is for you (and if you're not, you should come anyway because it's going to be totally fascinating!). Rachit and Adit are the CEO and Creative Director respectively at Two Toasters (http://twotoasters.com/). Two Toasters is a design focused development team that has built some of the most awesome (and elegant) location based apps out there, including apps for Yipit, GateGuru, BiteHunter, and a whole bunch more. They'll share some of their expertise and walk us through a couple of their use cases, and as always we'll have plenty of time for Q&A and group discussions. We'll also be featuring two awesome demos, to be announced shortly, so check back soon for updates. Looking forward to seeing everybody on the 25th! michael Who should attend: Anybody interested in leveraging location technology for app development Date: Wednesday, January 25th Time: 6:45pm - 9:00pm Location: 770 Broadway, 6th Floor

    AOL Ventures

    770 Broadway 6th Floor · New York, NY

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  • Location Data APIs w/ foursquare, HyperPublic, SinglePlatform, and Brom.ly
    **Please Note That Our Location Has Changed** We will be moving a couple of blocks down Broadway to 670 Broadway (between Bond and Great Jones), 4th Floor. Hey Everybody Our next meetup is scheduled for Thursday, December 1st at 6:30pm at the AOL Ventures space at 770 Broadway (entrance on 9th street). This month we're going to talk about one of those questions that everybody who's ever built a location based app has probably asked themselves at some point: which API should I use to get data about location and places. And to answer that question, we have an awesome panel representing four great companies who provide location data APIs: Brom.ly (http://brom.ly/), foursquare (https://developer.foursquare.com/index), HyperPublic (http://hyperpublic.com/), and SinglePlatform (http://www.singleplatform.com/). This should really be an awesome event, and we'll be spending a lot of time on q+a so that we can dig into the particular pluses and minuses of each API ... so bring your questions with you! Also, I want to make sure that people who are currently working on apps &/or considering which API to use have a chance to attend - so I'll be reserving a couple of RSVP slots. If you're one of those people but don't get an RSVP slot, then email me with details (either by replying to this email or through Meetup here (http://www.meetup.com/LocationApps/members/6810617/)). Look forward to seeing everybody on the 1st! Michael

    QLabs / AOL Ventures

    670 Broadway · New York, NY

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  • Demo Day II - Early Stage Startups
    Hi Everybody Our next meetup is scheduled for Wednesday, October 26th at 6:45pm at the AOL Ventures space at 770 Broadway (entrance on 9th street). It's time to catch up with some of the exciting new companies that are being built within our community, so this Meetup is all about demos. We'll be featuring five awesome, early-stage, NYC-based start ups who are building some really cool stuff in the location space. Each company will do a 5 minute product demo, followed by a q+a and audience feedback. Our presenters will be: Matchbook (http://matchbookit.com/) - an app to save places DenseBrain (http://www.densebrain.com/) - will be demoing their SonicNotify (http://sonicnotify.com/) platform getaga.me (http://getaga.me/) - find pickup games and events near you Jauntlet (http://jauntlet.com/) - share your travel adventures with friends and other travelers Citymaps (http://www.citymaps.com/) - make reservations, look-up reviews, find deals, book tickets and more via an interactive map So come out and join us! Should be a great opportunity to get an early look at the next wave of location-based apps startups. Looking forward to seeing everybody on the 26th! Michael

    AOL Ventures

    770 Broadway 6th Floor · New York, NY

  • Privacy in Mobile and Location
    Hi Everybody Our next meetup is scheduled for Wednesday, October 12th at 6:30pm at the AOL Ventures space at 770 Broadway (entrance on 9th street). The format this month is a little different as we'll be holding the event in collaboration with the NYC Mobile Forum Meetup (http://www.meetup.com/NYCMobile/events/21628881/) (so if you're a member of both groups no need to RSVP twice!). This month we'll be covering a subject that's been a topic of discussion since our first meetup: privacy in mobile and location data. Our discussion will take on privacy from the perspective of startups and developers, as well as VCs, agencies, and legislators. We'll be featuring an in depth discussion with a panel of experts. There's going to be plenty of time for audience Q&A, but demos and member announcements are on hold until next month so that we can be sure to have enough time to the discussion. Our panelists this month will be: Albert Wenger (http://continuations.com/) is a partner at Union Square Ventures (http://www.usv.com/), many of whose portfolio companies must deal with mobile privacy policy in their technology and business models. Albert combines over ten years of entrepreneurial experience with an in-depth background in technology. Morgan Reed (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/morgan-reed) is the Executive Director of Association for Competitive Technology (http://actonline.org/) in Washington DC and an expert on the intersection of technology and government. ACT is an international grassroots advocacy group representing thousands of app developers and information technology firms. Colin O'Malley leads the policy and strategy teams at Evidon (http://www.evidon.com/). Evidon was selected by the Digital Advertising Alliance to power its Self-Regulatory Program for Online Behavioral Advertising. Evidon will soon be launching its mobile platform. Bob Walczak is a partner at Bump Equity. He was formerly CEO/Founder of Ringleader, a company that raised over $18million during it's 6+ year lifespan, Ringleader was targeted in a mobile privacy lawsuit that quickly shut down the company. The panel will be moderated by Marvin Ammori (http://ammori.org/) who is an expert in internet and cybersecurity law. He was the lead Free Press lawyer in the FCC vs. Comcast case. He's been a visiting scholar at Stanford Law School's Center for Internet & Society and serves as a legal fellow with the New America Foundation Open Technology Initiative. Should be an awesome discussion. Look forward to seeing everyone on the 12th! Michael

    AOL Ventures

    770 Broadway 6th Floor · New York, NY

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