Open Launch in San Francisco!

We are insanely excited to be launching Spectafy to the public in San Francisco!! If you’re in San Francisco join the Spectafy community to check out your favorite bar before you go or hunt down your favorite food truck in SoMa. If you’re somewhere else in the world explore what the Golden Gate Bridge or Union Square look like right now!

The Beta passcode block is removed from both our iOS and Android apps. Plus, we have added a ton of new features (especially iOS – coming soon to Android) including adding Google log in.

Thanks to all of our awesome Beta users – the app wouldn’t be 1% as cool and on target if it wasn’t for all of your candid feedback. Please keep telling us what you think @Spectafy or at eric@spectafy.com!

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Exclusive Launch for Product Hunters!

We are exclusively launching on Product Hunt today! Besides our friends/family/early-signups hunters have first dibs on checking out Spectafy – which we’re pretty excited about.

If you are reading this and you don’t yet have the app – go to Product Hunt  to get your passcode and download links right now!

If you don’t know what Product Hunt is yet, they say it best:

Product Hunt surfaces the best new products, every day. It’s a place for product-loving enthusiasts to share and geek out about the latest mobile apps, websites, hardware projects, and tech creations.

Thanks for the love!

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As the Leaves In the City Change To Giants Orange, Don’t Miss These Fall Events!

The leaves are changing to Giants Orange, which can only mean one thing – it must be fall in the City!!  Now that you’ve enjoyed the World Series victory parade and a fun Halloween night dressed up as Heisenberg (and hopefully some of the cool events we went to in October) here are some of our favorite events and happenings for November.

Come on out and join us!  Want to see what’s going down before you go?  Get the Spectafy app, now in the Play Store and the App Store, and ask somebody who is already there! (more…)

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Spectafy Beta is here!

We are excited to report that Spectafy Beta has arrived!!  We launched in San Francisco at the beginning of October (for Android), and the response has been incredible.  A huge thank you to all of our Beta users for helping us get the bugs worked out and building the foundation of what we hope will be an incredible community of users!

As we expected, the last few weeks have been a serious learning experience.  We have gained tons of insight on design and usability, and have been thrilled to get a better feel for what the community wants to use Spectafy for.   (more…)

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The New Era of Ground Truthing is Crowdsourced

Crowdsourcing is the process by which the power of the many can be leveraged to accomplish feats that were once the province of a specialized few.
-Jeff Howe

We are aerospace guys at heart. We see a huge opportunity for crowdsourcing to improve a big part of Earth remote sensing: ground truthing.

Meet Ground Truthing

Through crowdsourcing, satellite and aerial imagery providers have cost effective access to many, many more data points, all over the world.

Ground truthing is the process of comparing data collected on the ground to data collected using remote sensing techniques (typically collected by aircraft or satellite) in order to improve the accuracy of the remotely sensed data. This is done both early in a new sensor’s life in order to calibrate its measurements, as well as when anomalies are detected in order to determine if the sensed anomaly true in real life or an issue with the sensed data.

Enter “exact agriculture” as an example… (more…)

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Top Travel, Adventure, and Exploration Resources!

We know that, like us, all of you guys like to adventure, explore, and get the most out of life! Due to popular demand, we created this guide with valuable resources whether you are looking to travel the world or just explore your own hometown more. Also, check out our How to Explore a City in 10 Easy Steps guide.

This page will be continually evolving as we find more useful resources, so come back frequently!

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Don’t Miss These October San Francisco Events

As promised, here is our next installment of the Best San Francisco Events You Don’t Want to Miss!  We love San Francisco and the bay area. That’s why we live here, work here and are launching in SF first! Our goal is to help you be in the know about cool events, and for us all to be more social and involved in the community.

Here are our favorite events in the greater San Francisco area for October, 2014.  See you out there!


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How to Explore a City in 10 Easy Steps!

We care about movement. We care about you seeing things you wouldn’t normally see, experiencing things you wouldn’t normally experience, doing things you wouldn’t normally do.

Every city has its hidden secrets, its own hidden gems, its own mysteries. Whether the city is new to you or not there are certain ways to explore it that will unlock far more than the normal everyday hot-spots.

We put together this simple, quick guide to show you the 10 steps you can follow to truly unlock and explore any city, whether it’s new to you or not!

You can also download the guide pdf here: How To Explore A City in 10 Easy Steps


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