The Veery is a North American bird, that like other birds, migrates from north to south every year.
But unlike other birds, the Veery somehow finds a way to geo-localize itself, and from one year to the next it manages to make stops during its journey in places it knows it will find food, water and a limited number of predators.
Following the birds’ habits, bird-watchers can predict with a high level of accuracy the moments Veeries will arrive in the same places each year.
The Roofstreet Veery API, inspired by the self-localization capacity of Veeries, has been designed to facilitate mobile application geolocation.
At the top of the iOS Location or Android Location service layers, the Veery API incorporates its traditional functions and adds more advanced features.
For now, the API provides basic location services for mobile users, such as instantaneous localisation and real time tracking.
Version 1.0 (planned for release in February 2017) will be capable of predicting where a mobile user will be, who he or she will be close to, and his or her future trip plans.
Veery’s agent and API are Open Source (will be published to Github at the end of our Beta period).
But the geo-correlation and the geo-prediction features remain accessible through our PaaS service.
Many of our PaaS services are free of charge; only the most advanced functions are subject to charges.
No! Veery is a Software Development Kit (SDK : API, Agent and PaaS service) made available to programmers so that they may enable new geo-location features into their apps for geo-prediction and geo-correlation.
Yes it does: but no more than 7% of the battery per day.
While the Veery API delivers, when required by the app, the best location services with high accuracy and precision, the API is also aware of the device’s energy consumption.
For example, it is able to detect when a user is actually using the app and activate high frequency services in order to provide real time tracking, and when the app is running in the background, it bounces back to low energy consumption mode in order to preserve battery life.
When the user plugs the mobile into an energy source, the API may, if required, activate a higher quality service.
Veery needs the location history of users in order to make predictions for apps.
Apps need geo-predictions to offer tailor made services for each individual user.
That’s all we use the data for.
We will never, ever collect any other data from the user.
We won’t collect nor use, nor sell: names, identities, phone numbers, emails, or navigation behaviors. Only locations and anonymous identifiers.
We would never even be able to link the data we store with a real person.
Following European regulations, the end user owns the data we store.
It has been transmitted to us by application publishers (through the Veery Agent embedded into the application).
We leave full control of the data to the app publishers and they should leave this control to the end-user.
We’ve made Privacy functions available on the Veery SDK in order to facilitate these tasks, and to ensure users can reset the data any time they want.
Options to filter zones and timeframes will also be available soon.
The app publishers can (through the functions available within the Veery SDK), retrieve the data we have from their own backends whenever they want.