Meridian Goes to Aruba: Why Wifi Networks are the Future of Location-Based Mobile
First thing’s first: I’m more than a little excited to announce that our plucky startup Meridian has a new home.
You may not have heard of Aruba Networks, but there’s a good chance you’re connected to one of their wireless access points right now. Their customers include the Facebook campus, Venetian resort and H&M retail, and they’re currently #2 in market share (after the behemoth Cisco).
So Meridian is a mobile software company, and Aruba is a wireless hardware manufacturer. How do we fit together?
Well for one thing, we have the same customers. Meridian helps enterprise locations like hospitals, stadiums, and retail stores create great mobile apps for their visitors. And Aruba helps these same locations provide their visitors with great Wifi connectivity.
But there’s more to it than that. We believe that intelligent wireless networks are the key to building awesome location-based mobile apps. Here’s why.