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Learn how Skyhook is changing the world using location


About Skyhook

At Skyhook, we believe that great location data can create a better, more seamlessly connected world. Our technologists and data scientists are hard at work engineering low power, privacy-centric location awareness for everything mobile.

We were the original Blue Dot on the map. Now, we’re using our expertise to help businesses leverage location and make data-driven decisions. See Skyhook's 2020 statistics.

History of Skyhook

icon-2013 2003

Pioneered the use of Wi-Fi as a means to determine device positioning and gather Wi-Fi access points to power global location for mobile.

icon-2006 2006

Access point database covers all of the United States.

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Patented our technology with the United States government.

icon-2013 2007

Launched our flagship product, Precision Location.

icon-2007 2008

Powered by Skyhook, the Blue Dot on the iPhone map is born.

icon-2008 2013

Launched our second product, Context, which uses Skyhook's location network along with venue data.

icon-2014 2014

Skyhook was acquired by affiliates of Liberty Broadband.

icon-2015 2015

Covered the globe. Now the company focused on finding new ways to harness mobile location.

icon-2018 2017

Took location data derived from Context SDK and Precision Location to power Geospatial Insights, our latest product.

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Skyhook holds over 650 patents worldwide.

icon-2017 2019

Skyhook employs a unique combination of geospatial, temporal, and airport data to create an airline specific offering.

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Skyhook, a Liberty Broadband company, is a pioneer in location technology and intelligence. The company was founded in 2003 at the outset of the mobile revolution and powered location on all of the early iPhones. We strive for continuous innovation as evidenced by our 650+ patents and the fact that our technology provides the foundation for mobile location services in the global smartphone market. We provide our customers with real-time services and analytical insights via a combination of precise device location and actionable venues. Our products are built on the pillars of trust and respect for individual privacy.

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