Turning on location services of your mobile phone can consume plenty of battery. At times it is a foreground/background app that unnecessarily and constantly pings GPS to get an exact location. Features like ‘location history’ are also a huge drain on your cellphone’s battery. To help solve this problem and to give app developers a better location infrastructure, a startup called GeoSpark has launched an AI-driven location tracking platform that aims to reduce battery drainage by 90% compared to current location-service solutions.
Founders and funding
GeoSpark was founded by Manoj Adithya, an Aerospace engineer and Jothi Priyadhrshan, an AI & Machine learning expert. It was Manoj’s realization (about location services consuming a lot of his phone’s battery) during his visit to WebSummit in Lisbon in 2016 that helped him come up with the idea of a GeoSpark-like service. The company so far has raised €100k and plans to raise a seed round from Dutch VCs in coming weeks.