Here at Glassmap, we don't think of technology as a destination. A telephone's magic doesn't lie in its circuits and wiring, but rather in the voice of a loved one on the other end. We want to make technology that is powerful but invisible, that connects us to the infinite wonders of the worlds around us without ever distracting us with its own presence. We are engineers who want to create experiences.
Ansible (n.) - A fictional device capable of superluminal (faster than light) communication.
Our patent-pending 'relay' framework technology allows us to dynamically push and pull locations depending on your local context and environment. This technology makes Glassmap the most efficient location-sharing application in the market. We're an order of magnitude more battery-efficient than anyone else. Stay in touch with your friends for as long as you want.
Our collective attention spans are now flooded with constant updates from social networks, news outlets, RSS feeds, and the countless terabytes of data that flow through our internet connections. We get down-to-the-minute updates about everything from celebrity gossip to our friends' changing musical tastes. This undying flow of information is in need of a gatekeeper—something that can filter out the noise and serve us only what's important and relevant.
Cerberus (n.) - A mythological figure in Greek and Roman mythology, usually depicted as a three-headed hound, who guards the river Styx.
Our Cerberus engine examines three different sources of information: (1) your friends' activity on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, (2) your personal habits and preferences as collected by Glassmap, and (3) everything that's going on near you or your places of interest. Based on all these signals, it determines what you are likely to be interested in and shows that information to you.
Cerberus intelligently eliminates low-signal events, like your friend re-sharing an article that you've probably already seen, and brings the significant ones to your attention. For example, Cerberus will notify you when a friend you haven't seen in a while comes into town. Or if there's a street fair going on near your house that you didn't hear about, Cerberus will show you.
Cerberus tells you exactly what you need to know.
Like its mythological counterpart, the Cerberus engine is powered by multiple "brains". Using cutting-edge distributed systems control architectures, we've combined machine-learning, artificial intelligence, and signal processing techniques into an extremely flexible, adaptive, and effective creature. And it does all of this quietly, in the background, without the need for constant input from users.