Be a Geodev

Geo allows me to enhance the experience for sports fans

Scott Larson, Venyoo

What does your typical day look like?

I wake up with my kids ready to start their morning. I check email and start my day with a great cup of coffee. Once the kids are off to school, I usually take phone meetings with partners, customers, or investors. Then it’s heads-down analysis time and product strategy all through the afternoon. Several times a month I go to tech meetups at night in and around LA.

What does Venyoo build?

We are "Geo-meets-Social" in the Live Events space. We can build consumer-facing mobile-mapping experiences for consumers, but more and more we are turning into a data aggregator of geo-location for stadiums, arenas, and event stakeholders.

How is your company using geo?

We are collecting geo-tagged data from mobile services that use geo-location. We use ArcGIS as a core SDK that we encapsulate and retool for use within a mobile team app.

What is your favorite app or technology solution you created?

Our app can save your car’s location on the map of a parking lot—a much needed feature in a 60K+ capacity stadium!

What advice can you give someone who wants to add geo to their app?

Start attending meetups on the topic. Dive head first into beacons as well—it’s a fascinating preview of what's to come with consumer-facing location-based technology.

be a geodev

You are a builder. You are a creator. You are an unstoppable force of innovation AND YOU Are what Esri is all about. Where developers come together to write the future of geo enabled technology. Where Esri works hand in hand with YOU to make incredible things possible.

Long live the GeoDev