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Buckingham palace viewThe KitLcoate Demo App is now available for download via the Google Play market. You can now download it from this link.
We have been working on it for some time now following repeat requests from Marketers and Developers that wanted to check out the SDK without the need to write a single line of code.

We have made the App very simple to use and provide a wizard like experience that guides you through the creation of geo fences and setting up a geo location trigger (“Geo Fence in” or “Geo Fence out”) with a push message.
You can use the app to create almost unlimited number of Geo Fences (just the like the SDK) and control each of them from the Manage tab.
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Over the weekend we had the pleasure to participate and give a short presentation at Where Camp Berlin. A great event with great audience and speakers!

Our presentation was all about the lessons we have learned on our way to creating a power efficient, always on mobile location SDK.
If you are interested in issues like:
– Reading and sifting wrong location samples from GPS, Cell and WiFi.
– Ensuring power efficiently of sampling
– Data plan management
– Managing users perceptions on:
– GPS icon
– Running in the background
– Reading and reacting to the device temperature
– Privacy

Please check out the presentation on slideshare:

iOS8 will start updating iDevices around the world next week (starting September 17th).
KitLocate is ready for it, are you? iOS8

On a practical note – we urge you to update your app to the new SDK, it will work better and consume less power, read on why:

iOS8 is a big step forward for Apple’s mobile eco system. Since it was announcement back in June 2014, our iOS team has been working hard on a completely new version of the SDK. The SDK now in version 4.47 is available for download. I would like to share with you a few highlight on what is new and why you should use it:

Changes to CoreLocation – new SDK for iOS
iOS8 introduced a big change to the mechanics CoreLocation. As a result, many things that worked great until iOS8 do not fare so well any more. Our team had to go back to the drawing board, rethink the basics of running an always-on location and rebuild it, optimizing sensors sampling and managing power consumption. We are very pleased with the results – better functionally and performances while keeping the industry lowest power consumption figures.

Power (meter) to the people!
The changes to CoreLocation happen in conjunction with the introduction of a new feature for iOS user – a power usage meter.
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Our good friends at Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU) have gathered some fantastic data on the world of apps we live in.
Apparently, not all apps are behaving as they should, draining our batteries and gobbling our bandwidth…
Really? Using some sophisticated gear and fancy graphics they have compiled a list of our favorite apps asking Operators (their customers) to keep an eye on “a number of apps that are already causing them heartburn. Alcatel-Lucent’s name-and-shame awards go to:

Highest network impact on bandwidth and signaling (how often the app pings the network to receive data): Google Search, Facebook, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and YouTube
Highest data volume impact: iTunes, Instagram, Pinterest, Apple Maps and Pandora
Top battery drainers: Nimbuzz, Yahoo Messenger, BlackBerry Messenger, Facebook Messenger, Kik, Viber, and Palringo
Top data plan guzzlers: YouTube, Netflix, Facebook Video, Pandora, and Instagram Video”

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