San Francisco Marathon

July 25, 2010 by staff 

San Francisco MarathonSan Francisco Marathon, A Boston company called Skyhook Wireless has built a Wi-Fi Positioning System to be able to give accurate results location. The San Francisco Marathon has teamed up with Skyhook Wireless to offer real-time map of the routes of the marathon race.

Skyhook announced in a press release that the technology that will provide viewers the ability to see the active sites on the route, and to see what people Twitter about the race. It will also work with the popular program to track Foursquare different check-ins. Viewers can also check out the images as will be done through the Flickr photo site.

The San Francisco Marathon and Skyhook Wireless hope to give viewers a way to engage more with the race. Instead of standing for hours just to see what happens in a small part of the race, viewers can now see views and news from around the marathon route.

Skyhook has been working with Apple, and was the creator of the Wi-Fi and GPS software for the iPhone and the IPAD, among other mobile devices used. Because users are using a power Skyhook upload photos or share application information will be shared in near real time with other users.

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