Redlands, Calif.-based geographic information software systems company Esri has acquired the geo-locating platform Geoloqi, based in Portland, Oregon. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
Esri, the world’s leader in geographic information systems, announced today that Geoloqi, a powerful platform for next-generation location-based services (LBS), will merge its staff and product capabilities into Esri’s existing geospatial platform and launch a new Esri Research and Development (R&D) Center in Portland, Oregon, where Geoloqi is headquartered. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
“We are excited to have the team at Geoloqi and its technology become part of the Esri family,” said Jack Dangermond, president, Esri. “Geoloqi’s capabilities and relationships with the developer community will build on Esri’s already impressive suite of ArcGIS products to create more dynamic mobile and web applications.”
Geoloqi is the first platform that enables rapid development of cross-platform, geography-based applications using a single API in any development language. Geoloqi provides specialized algorithms that help preserve battery life while location runs in the background or at stated intervals.
“It’s the perfect fit,” said Amber Case, CEO of Geoloqi. “Our tools and platforms are very complementary. We’ve seen a lot of other companies and start-ups try to work on only one piece of the location equation, but location doesn’t work with just one element. The entire system has to work together to add value, and Esri has just that.”
Moving forward, Geoloqi’s more than 1,000 developers and customers will get better tools, performance, and support and enough attention for their needs. The service for existing developers will not be interrupted. The Esri R&D Center in Portland will be focused on developing new tools and functionality to create improved, integrated products that accentuate the strength of a combined platform.
The Esri R&D Center in Portland will be part of Esri’s continuing business strategy that supports GIS enterprises, business analytics, and location-enabled applications from one technology, community, and product platform. Esri’s ArcGIS platform features the most comprehensive maps, imagery, spatial analysis, and location awareness and supports everyone who is part of a system, from first responders and relief organizations to international businesses and government.
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About Geoloqi Geoloqi is a powerful platform for real-time location-based services, making it simple for enterprise partners, OEMs, and mobile developers to quickly add rich geolocation functionality to apps and devices. It provides a complete, real-time toolkit for tracking, messaging, battery management, and geofencing; Geotrigger engine; storage; and actionable analytics, with a language agnostic SDK and proprietary API. Founded in 2010, Geoloqi is based in Portland, Oregon, and backed by Portland Seed Fund and the Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE). For more information on Geoloqi, please visit www.geoloqi.com .
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