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June 29th, 2017 Press Release

AGOOP of the SoftBank Group to Offer ‘Crowd Map’ App for Smartphones Starting June 29

TOKYO—AGOOP Corp. (“AGOOP”), a member of the SoftBank Group that provides location-based big data, announced it will offer its ‘Crowd Map’ app for smartphones starting June 29, 2017. The app enables users to easily check points of congestion at various locations around the world.

Crowd Map will initially be available to AndroidTM smartphone users free-of-charge. The app displays congestion points current up to the past 21 minutes in the form of a heat map over locations, making it easy to visualize where large numbers of people are gathering. Crowd Map can also display congestion information over the past 6 days and provide congestion predictions for the following day until 6am. Using this information, users can avoid crowded areas and find new, popular spots. AGOOP also plans to offer an iPhone version of Crowd Map in mid-July or thereafter.

Kazuhisa Shibayama, President & CEO of AGOOP, commented, “AGOOP has developed by analyzing location-based data with proprietary technology to enable floating population data visualization. Crowd Map is an app that utilizes this floating population data to enable easy viewing of congestion, which will assist the daily lives and travel of users. AGOOP will continue to put floating population data to use to make our lives more fulfilling.”

Crowd Map overview

1. Main features
・ Crowd status displayed as a heat map over locations up to the past 20 minutes
・ Crowd status over the past 6 days are displayed as animations and graphs
・ Congestion predictions up to 6am of the next day based on past congestion data
・ Easy to post crowd status on Twitter

2. Compatible devices
Smartphones using Android 4.03 or above

3. Usage charge
None

4. Launch date
June 29, 2017

5. How to use
Download from Google Play(https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jp.co.agoop.crowdmap

6. Screenshots

main
Congestion displayed as heat map
  
  
past
Past status display
  
  
future
Prediction display for next day up to 6am

 
 
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