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Talk about the UX of location in iOS apps

Talk about the UX of location in iOS apps

I spoke about Grade Spotter and “the UX of location in iOS apps” at NY Location-Based Apps Meetup


Christopher Kennedy

January 17, 2013


  1. Talk about the UX of location in iOS apps NY

    Location-Based Apps Meetup with @KennedysGarage
  2. Kennedy Professional Hacker UX Strategist Mobile UI Designer Co-Founder of

    @GradeSpotter Co-Founder of @StatusChart
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  4. Grade Spotter a restaurant inspection guide for your iPhone.

  5. Quick Stats - Launched on April 9th, 2012 - Total

    of 5k+ unique visitors to the site - Over 2k downloads - Total Cost: ~$250 - Total Gross Income: ~$50
  6. Technology - Rails - Google Maps - EC2 - Solr

    - geolocation search - Search by Restaurant Name
  7. Search - Auto searches bounding box of the map -

    You have the ability to search by restaurant name - If no results of search term within your location - Uses Google maps to see if search term is a location - If valid lat/long is returned use solr to find nearest locations, sorting on distance.
  8. We are Slackers We update the data bi-weekly, but haven't

    touched the actual app itself... in 9 months.
  9. Let's talk about maps

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  15. Demo

  16. Thank You @KennedysGarage You can find this presentation at https://speakerdeck.com/kennedysgarage