|Headquarters||Boston, Massachusetts, United States|
|Key people||Jeffrey Glass, CEO
Mike Shean, VP of Business Development & Co-Founder
Jim Crowley, President
Nick Brachet, CTO
Farshid Alizadeh, CSO
Steve Solari, COO
Kipp Jones, VP Product
Mike Schneider, VP Marketing
|Products||Wi-Fi Positioning System (WPS) & Loki|
|Services||Location Based Services & Positioning Technologies|
"Skyhook Wireless" is a global location network with more than a billion Wi-Fi access points and millions of venues. The massive amount of data collected powers all of their products, providing the best location for any app or device — and delivering it with unmatched context. Founded in 2003, the company originally began by mastering Wi-Fi location and evolved with the idea that hybrid positioning technology,which incorporates Wi-Fi, GPS, cell towers, IP address and device sensors, would take location technology to a new level and deliver the most precise location abilities. Skyhook has taken location far past simple latitude and longitude. They make massive amounts of data actionable from macro level trends to demographic insight.
Skyhook's database was initially gathered through wardriving, including more than a billion wi-fi access points and 70 percent coverage of population centers in the United States, Canada, Western Europe and selected Asian countries. Skyhook's database now uses organic data collection, enhancing and building coverage through deployments on mobile devices.
Precision Location SDK
Skyhook offers a software development kit (SDK), which allows developers to create location-enabled applications. This uses Skyhook's software-only Hybrid Positioning System on the platform of their choice. The software development kit is compatible with all GPS and provides excellent accuracy and confidence estimation.
The SDK supports Android 2.2 (Froyo), 2.3.x (Gingerbread), 4.0.x (Ice Cream Sandwich), and 4.1.x (Jelly Bean) including forked platforms such as the Kindle Fire, along with Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X.