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Skyhook Under The Hood: How We Scale Geopositioning for More Than 2 Billion Wi-Fi Access Points

May 8, 2015   

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In this series so far, we’ve discussed the multi-step process of geopositioning billions of Wi-Fi access points. As a refresher, here are the steps we have covered to date:

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Skyhook Under The Hood: How to Compute Location of Devices

Apr 15, 2015   

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Welcome to another installment of Skyhook Under the Hood: Geopositioning more than 1 Billion Wi-Fi access points! Our previous posts have outlined how to determine the location of a Wi-Fi access point and how to gather on-device signals and information. Today, we’ll be walking through how to get signals to server, or get beacon locations to a device.

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Topics: Company, location

Skyhook Under The Hood: Determining Location with Wi-Fi Access Points

Mar 11, 2015   

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In the first installment of this series I talked about how we use geolocated Wi-Fi beacons to determine the location of a Wi-Fi enabled device. Then last week, we walked through how our location services are organized. Now I’ll go into how we determine the location of those Wi-Fi beacons, the first step in the process outlined above.

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Topics: Company

Skyhook Under The Hood: Geopositioning More Than 1 Billion Wi-Fi Access Points

Feb 18, 2015   

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In my last post, I gave a historical look at Skyhook and provided a high-level view of how Skyhook’s positioning system works. We introduced how our network of beacons is a constantly shifting, living network, which represents a fairly significant challenge, especially when you scale globally. The world of Wi-Fi is a big, dynamic, moving, changing, growing beast. And our goal has long been to tame this beast.

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Topics: Devices, Company

Skyhook Under The Hood: How Does Skyhook Do What It Does?

Dec 1, 2014   

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Skyhook has long been a quiet member of the billion transaction club. For years, we’ve been handling billions of location requests around the globe, augmenting and accelerating end-device location capabilities since before the original iPhone came to market. Hundreds of millions of devices have relied on Skyhook to ensure that location is not only accurate, but that it is responsive and helps provide optimal user experience to the users of those devices.

But we’ve never really talked about how we do what we do. This post begins a series of articles that describe various aspects of the Skyhook system:

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Topics: Company