|Description||hybrid positioning technology and LBS's|
|Venture Round, 1/09 |
|Venture Round, 6/11 |
Founded in 2008, AlterGeo (formerly known as Wi2Geo) develops a hybrid positioning system which combines the advantages of navigation based on WiFi, WiMAX, GSM, GPS, CDMA, IP and several other methods, and is an author of Russia’s leading cross-platform location-based social networking service AlterGeo. In November 2012, the company released an intelligent restaurant guide, Gvidi, a free iOS-app based on sophisticated collaborative filtering algorithms.
AlterGeo has already been recognized internationally. In January 2013, the company won The Europas as the Best Russian Startup and was shortlisted for the Best Transport, Travel or Environmental Startup there. In 2012, AlterGeo was given the Bully Award, named finalist of Red Herring Top 100 Global and Europe, and included in Informilo’s list of Russia’s Top 25 Hottest Tech Companies.
The company’s technological platform positions 30M+ devices and serves 170M+ locations on a daily basis. It includes back-end positioning algorithms, data of 110M+ unique WiFi and other radio signals spots and stations across the world, API for partners, and SDK’s for all major mobile platforms, including iOS, Android, Symbian, Windows Phone 7, and Mac OS.
The social network, AlterGeo (http://altergeo.ru), helps navigate in and around cities. It provides an easy way to find new interesting places around, share current location with friends, give and receive useful recommendations, and get discounts and bonuses in restaurants and other recreational and business venues. AlterGeo is available at http://altergeo.ru and its mobile version http://m.altergeo.ru, as well as through free mobile applications for iOS, Android, Windows Phone 7 and Bada. Currently AlterGeo enjoys the audience of 1M+ users, mostly in Russia and Ukraine.
The mobile recommendations service, Gvidi (http://gvidi.ru), studies its users’ private preferences and social graph in order to give them personal recommendations about certain surrounding cafes, bars or restaurants.
|Launch Date||November 7, 2012|
Gvidi is your personal intelligent guide to cafes, restaurants and bars nearby. Gvidi chooses the best food locations to match your private taste, offers individual recommendations on where to go, and allows you to book tables at ones.
Wanna eat deliciously? Gvidi will suggest a food venue to your personal liking. It studies your preferences, interests and habits, forecasts the level of your sympathy for one or another restaurant or bar, and recommends certain places which will suit you best.
Give ratings to cafes, bars and restaurants you have been to before, and connect your Gvidi account to social networks in order to be provided with increasingly more accurate personalized recommendations. Watch what places your friends visit and like, share your own impressions, find new interesting food locations around, see their photos, visitors’ reviews and other useful information, book tables, and get special discounts with Gvidi.
The following features are at your service: