An early-stage mobile crowdsensing project has raised $40 million from a group of investors including Facebook, Google, Uber and Qualcomm.
The team behind the project, called L4c, is focused on creating a crowdsourcing tool that enables users to crowdsource a device’s location, power consumption, charging rates and more.
The platform also allows users to manage their devices remotely and receive real-time updates.
L4C has raised more than $20 million in funding to date.
The funding comes from the Facebook Ventures Fund, and Qualcomm Ventures, the tech company’s investment arm.
“Our team is focused and passionate about building an open source mobile crowdsense platform that enables the creation of custom applications that can be deployed across multiple devices and platforms,” said Kevin Coughlin, cofounder of L4d.
“We are working to build a robust open source crowdsensing platform that will enable anyone to contribute to the development of a crowdsourced smart phone or mobile device.”
The project is backed by the Facebook and Qualcomm Foundations, which fund a range of technologies.
“The L4b community is excited to be working with Qualcomm to create this open source crowdsourcing platform that allows users and developers to share location, battery life, charging, and network data with the L4 community,” said Eric Bajarin, vice president of mobile at Qualcomm.
“L4b will be a great resource for anyone who wants to contribute and get the best of the L5 community.”
L4 and L4B are a new generation of crowdsourcing applications that allow users to generate custom apps for their devices.
The L4a crowdsourcing application, which is available now on Android, is the most advanced crowdsourcing app on the market.
L5 and L5A crowd-sourcing applications also support smartphone and tablet devices.
L1 crowdsourcing is available for the iPhone, iPad, and Android.
L3 crowdsourcing, for the Mac, can be downloaded for the PC.
The project’s initial focus is on creating an open-source crowdsourcing service that enables individuals and small businesses to manage and share location and power consumption data.
“I’m really excited about this project because it will enable everyone from users to developers to developers and businesses to businesses to consumers to individuals to businesses and consumers to consumers all to create their own smart phone apps and devices,” said Dan Sperling, a senior VP of product at L4.
“That’s what we really want to do.
We are a community of users and businesses, so we want to create a platform where anyone can contribute and create their apps.”
L3 is the second crowdsourcing project in the last month.
L2b raised $10 million in September from Qualcomm Ventures and was the second-highest funding round raised by the company since 2014.
L6b raised more money in January from a new venture capital firm, AngelList, and is focused entirely on the smart phone market.
“This project is really about building a new breed of open source apps for consumers and businesses,” said Coughling.
“For us, this is about creating a platform for developers and users, not for companies.”
A lot of the features in L4s crowdsourcing system are proprietary.
“Users can customize their own data and applications by providing their own device identifiers, devices and other information,” Sperlin said.
“They can set their own power and charging rates.
They can customize the way their device communicates with the device and network.”
L5b is a crowdsensing platform designed to build apps that can integrate with smartphones and tablets, which can be used to make a device look more like a smart phone.
Users can customize apps that will allow them to control the device remotely, such as allowing them to charge and display notifications while the device is being used.
L9b can also control devices remotely, including turning off and on the phone and turning on and off the display, and can be configured to receive real time data, such a location.
L8b is designed to allow developers to build applications that are tailored for their own particular devices.
“Developers can build applications for devices like tablets, smartphones and wearables,” Spenling said.
L7b is for developers who want to build mobile applications that will integrate with other devices.
Users of L8s applications can make phone calls, use the device as a remote camera or monitor, and even control the phone remotely.
“If you can think of one way to integrate L8 with another device, we are ready to get you started,” said Sperly.
“There is a wide range of applications that could be built with L8.
Developers can use this crowdsourcing technology to build new applications that integrate with L5, L5a and L6.”