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Since the rise of the smartphone location tracking has become ubiquitous and is an increasingly controversial and misunderstood technology. This talk will discuss the latest approaches in location tracking across the major mobile platforms (iOS, Android and Windows Phone) and indoor location solutions such as Apple's iBeacon. It will offer practical tips on balancing accuracy with battery life, handling user privacy preferences and avoiding being creepy.
Richard is a software developer with eleven years experience at Multimap, BBC, Streetlife, Microsoft, and now Axon Active AG. Richard's expertise is in building large-scale web platforms, geo services and, most recently, mobile apps. He is based in Edinburgh, where he is most often to be found in cafés escaping the Scottish weather, and is passionate about well-designed products and services of all forms.