We launched Local Logic and created our first location scores because we believe that location preferences are very important for home-buyers, and this information was not readily available to them on real estate websites. Along the way we realized that location information is important to other end-users, like renters and travellers.
We have to confess: as city nerds, we’re obsessed with location data, and we spend our days (and sometimes our nights) coming up with new ways of generating location insights. We have received a lot of praise for ourLocation Scores, but far from making us rest on our laurels, this has encouraged us to keep innovating.
We’ve been reaching out to our partners and users to find out how to improve our product in the ways that matter most to them. This means a better bang for our customers’ buck and a better investment of our team’s time! Here are two improvements that came directly out of that feedback.
Throughout 2017, Local Logic will be constantly expanding its data coverageacross North-America. Our services are now available in the Top 100 US cities, and cover 84% of the Canadian population. Not only is our product available in more cities, it is also providing more information with its in-depth transit data.
Frustrated with exaggerated listings and neighbourhood stereotypes, we built a tool that cuts through the marketing BS to find better listings. Life is guaranteed to be miserable sometimes. Whether it’s exam season, tax season, or I-gotta-start-actually-going-to-the-gym-because-damn-it’s-almost-beach season, there are a few select times of the year that you should avoid at all costs.
At Local Logic, we’re building the world’s largest data set on urban experiences. We score every street corner in a city based on factors such transit quality, quietness, and variety of nearby restaurants (check out any address in Canada). Normally, we use this data to help people find a great neighbourhood for a new house, or the perfect place to stay during a vacation. But, given the astronomical popularity of Pokémon GO, we thought we would use our data for something a bit different this time: helping you locate your favorite Pokémon!
We’re excited for this year’s Startup Fest, held in Montreal July 15–18. Every year, Startup Fest attracts more than 2,000 entrepreneurs, founders, and investors for a half-week of events, conferences, pitch contests, and fun. Over a dozen countries are represented, with delegations arriving from across the east coast, Ontario, and France. Startup Fest represents startup culture. It’s a place to think outside the box. This isn’t your usual conference- it’s a festival. And there’s a reason it’s held in Montreal.