Factsheet

Developer:
GeekGaps.com
Based in Chicago, Illinois

Founding date:
October 12th, 2013

Website:
geekgaps.com

Press / Business Contact:
pgits@geekgaps.com

Social:
iDined, a Kickstarter project
Facebook Page for iDined
twitter for iDined
twitter.com/GeekGaps.com
Kilroy Was Here - leave your mark on the world
K. Mina Dillard-Gits
Brian Weiner
Michelle Dillard
Peter M. Gits
Skype

Releases:
Cgi-bin

Address:
Chicago, IL, USA

Phone:
+1 (630) 209 7542

Description

GeekGaps designs and creates innovative location aware apps for the Apple platform. We are the inventors of the free apps 'KilroyWasHere - leave your mark on the world' and the under construction app 'iDined'. Peter M. Gits spent 15 years at Cisco Systems, co-founded the Cisco Angel Network and Netlurkers which sponsored disruptive innovation across Cisco. Peter filed over 90 patent submissions for Cisco covering location services and telephony services during his career. In 2013, GeekGaps.com was launched out of an accelerator at Cambridge University, in Cambridge England where GeekGaps.com tested the viability of a different business funding models where both large and small companies could test-pilot their innovations and investor's could obtain a percentage of the product's profits going forward. This model was patented and GeekGaps took a number of innovations and built them to test their viability in this new market space. The first of these innovations was our ability to track images, photos, drawings in 3 dimensional space leveraging first Cisco's Wifi location services and later leveraging outdoor GPS tracking. Our early efforts sponsored deployments in Nice, France and Barcelona, Spain just to mention a few. As we began to target regular businesses who were trying to pull in traffic from the surrounding streets within their neighborhood we stumbled on the idea of offering coupons that could be seen from a distance of 30 meters away, called Swiggens. Later we added immediate turn-by-turn directions to the nearest outlet backing the Swiggen, named a Swiggen-Woo. This is where the Starbucks logo came into play, getting people to start looking at every Starbucks and branch out from there. Today, our current offer is a free mobile application that allows users to discover other's marks, add comments to these marks, create their own marks. Each mark lasts for 30 days, to extend that mark the author must receive more than 30 likes from 30 different people for it to remain visible for another 30 days. Marks, Swiggens, and Swiggen-Woos can be shared, forwarded by email providing turn-by-turn directions to the shared mark, Swiggen, or Swiggen-Woo.

History

Kilroy Was Here - leave your mark on the world

This free app was released to change how mobile advertising is discovered, no pop-ups ever, you discover them locally. * We trialed our first Kickstarter project called iDined campaign to raise interest and awareness to complete the novel work called "iDined". This free app allows users to simply point their iPhone, iPad at any restaurant within 20 meters and receive the most recent review within the last 60 days. It will also allow you to filter based on what the locals have to say about it. You are able to leave a review at any restaurant, for your review to last beyond 60 days you must get 5 agrees. If you receive more than 5 disagrees from 5 separate iDiner users, your review is removed. You are only able to post one review to the same restaurant every 60 days. Each review can be either text, 30 seconds of video, or 30 seconds of voice but you must be within 20 meters of the restaurant to create your review.

Projects


Videos

How iDined works YouTube

This is a demonstraton video where we leave a mark and use a Swiggens at the local Starbucks YouTube

This is a 2nd demonstraton video where we view others marks and use a Swiggens at the local Starbucks YouTube

This video is a first cut of KilroyWasHere showing video in 3 dimensions YouTube

This video is Mina's directorial debut for a Cisco Netlurker commercial showcasing some of my patents  YouTube

This is a video we did for Desigual in Barcelona for the Internet of Things World Conference YouTube


Images

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Awards & Recognition


    Team & Repeating Collaborators

    Peter Michael Gits

    K. Mina Dillard-Gits

    Brian Weiner

    Michelle Dillard

    Contact

    Inquiries
    pgits@geekgaps.com

    Brian Weiner
    geekgaps.com/?page_id=1017

    Michelle Dillard
    geekgaps.com/?page_id=1022

    Peter M. Gits
    geekgaps.com/?page_id=1031

    K. Mina Dillard-Gits
    geekgaps.com/?page_id=1025

    Twitter Page - Kilroy Was Here
    twitter.com/geekgaps

    Facebook - Kilroy Was Here
    facebook.com/SwiggenWoo

    Twitter Page - iDined
    twitter.com/i_Dined

    Facebook - iDined
    facebook.com/iDined

    iDined
    bit.ly/iDined

    Web
    GeekGaps.com


    presskit() by Rami Ismail (Vlambeer) - also thanks to these fine folks