Dec 19, 2018

What is an SDK and an API?

All mobile applications utilize several APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) and SDKs (Software Development Kits) to increase standardizations and add new and useful features. These software packages allow for unique capabilities that most developers would not otherwise be able to deploy without many dedicated resources. With this being said, there’s a lot of confusion over what the difference is between an SDK and an API and why an app would want to integrate 3rd party software. In this blog post, we will define APIs and SDKs and discuss the difference between an API and an SDK and how they serve different purposes.

Jan 17, 2018

Location Tech: Not the Battery Drain it Used to be

When it comes to deciding whether or not to add an SDK, one of the biggest push-backs we hear from developers is the impact adding it will have on battery life. Developers always need to weigh the positives and negatives of either creating functionality in-house from scratch, or using a pre-built SDK that may not be designed specifically for their use-case, and as a result can cause unwanted processing cycles and network noise.

Apr 11, 2017

MAC IDs Behaving Badly: 5 Things You Need to Know about Wi-Fi

 A MAC address is (generally) a unique identifier for an access point (AP). They are broadcasted by the AP to help identify it out in the wild, and therefore, can be used to accurately position all types of devices. However, not all Wi-Fi APs provide the unambiguous data that we need to accurately locate devices.

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