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Geoloqi is now part of Esri!

Geoloqi’s team and technology are joining Esri, the world’s leader in mapping technology and geographic systems, to bring powerful next-gen location and mapping technology to market for mobile and web apps.

Geoloqi HQ is now the the Portland Esri R&D Center! The two companies have joined forces, and we’re unveiling our first product together – a powerful new geocoding enhancement to the Geoloqi API. Geoloqi’s team, products and services will continue to exist and will be supported by the Geoloqi team.

In the future, Geoloqi products and services will be integrated into ArcGIS online and be available through a new developer-friendly pricing model similar to the existing Geoloqi model. The intent is to continue to improve products and services as they are rolled into the new combined platform. This will result in better support, user experience and sample code for developers, as well as an increasing number of opportunities for new and existing ArcGIS customers and new industry verticals.

Esri and Geoloqi Join Forces

What new features can we expect with the acquisition?

Post-acquisition, developers will have access to a geocoding service powered by Esri, provided through the Geoloqi API.

Geocoding service overview:

The Geoloqi API now supports geocoding & reverse geocoding. The ArcGIS SDK provides an alternative to Apple’s maps for incorporating a map into mobile app, with support for any device. We are adding the geocoding capability to our existing API.


When creating a geotrigger rule, developers can now provide an address instead of a latitude and longitude. Internally, the Geoloqi API geocodes the address using the ArcGIS Geocoding service and finds the latitude, longitude and chooses an appropriate size for the trigger. This service will be live at the end of the day on Oct 15th.

Reverse Geocoding

When retrieving information about triggers that have run, or the locations of devices, the information returned is now enriched with the city, state and country of the location by using the ArcGIS Reverse Geocoding service. We can also provide the street address for reverse geocoding.

MapKit Alternative

Esri and Geoloqi will offer a new mapping library powered by the ArcGIS SDKs for iOS. The release of the ArcGIS alternative to MapKit will allow developers to have more options for maps in iOS 6 and beyond. The ArcGIS iOS SDK provides developers with an alternative to MapKit, the default mapping library on iOS. The ArcGIS SDK provides access to high quality map tiles in a programming interface similar to MapKit.

Why is this awesome?

Many external geocoding services have strict limits on usage and licensing, and many don’t allow developers to store the results of the geocoding API call, only letting them use the data one time. With Esri, you own your own data. The results of the geocode can be used in conjunction with any other service.

How can we get it?

Enterprises and developers will be able to buy Geoloqi’s core features and geocoding service powered by Esri through Geoloqi’s website. See Geoloqi’s pricing page for details. In the future, all of Geoloqi’s features and products will be available in the same form through ArcGIS online with an improved and developer-friendly pricing model and feature set.

Who is Esri?

Esri develops geographic information systems (GIS) software that functions as an integral component in nearly every type of organization. On any given day, more than a million people around the world use Esri’s ArcGIS software. In addition, Esri has over 350,000 customers, serving many verticals. Esri was founded in 1969 by Jack and Laura Dangermond and employs 2,900 people worldwide.

Who are Esri’s customers?

Over 350,000 customers, serving many verticals.

How much did Esri purchase Geoloqi for?

Esri is a private company. The purchase price is undisclosed.

Follow Us!

You can follow @geoloqi and @esri on Twitter for more information.

Any other questions?

You can read more in the Geoloqi Acquisition FAQ.

And one more thing…

We’re keeping the dinosaur!

Geoloqi-Powered Apps Win 1st & 3rd Place at the AT&T Hackathon in Miami!

Over 100 developers participated in the AT&T Mobile App Hackathon in Miami this May. Developers teamed up to produce 11 applications in less than 24 hours. Teams that built apps powered by the Geoloqi platform took home the 1st and 3rd place prizes!

The event was produced by the AT&T Developer Program, Geoloqi, Apigee and others. It was designed for attendees to build apps/mobile apps and compete for prizes across different categories.

Developers with knowledge of many languages competed to finish a working app by the deadline, and Kyle Drake, Geoloqi’s platform engineer, was onsite to help developers with their projects. Everyone had a great time. The AT&T hackathon winners are below!

Geoloqi and AT&T Hackathon Award Winners Miami

First Place Winner

Gorillacab - General Hackathon 1st Place Winner – Gorillacab is a social location-aware application that quickly and affordably gets riders from A to B. Gorillacab used Geoloqi to power the location-based aspects of their application!

Gorilla Cab - 1st Prize Winners at the AT&T Geoloqi Hackathon in Miami

Third Place Winner

Do It 10 Times - General Hackathon 3rd Place Winner - Do It 10 Times is a next generation loyalty card application that helps users get discounts without the effort. Do It 10 Times helps companies get repeat customers without the hassle of advertising campaigns. Visit a location ten times and get coupons in your email, it’s that simple! Do It 10 Times used the Geoloqi platform to detect when visitors entered places of interest and then automatically checked them into those places.

Do t Ten Times - Geoloqi AT&T Hackathon Award Winner Miami

Other apps built on the Geoloqi Platform

Transit Layer - Transit Layer is an app built on the Geoloqi platform that notifies the user when the next bus will be coming. The app uses the user’s location to detect when they have entered a region and sends a callback sent to Geoloqi to lookup when the next bus will be coming, then sends the message to user.

Check check out AT&T’s full recap of the hackathon and the full list of winners!

Thanks to AT&T, Apigee and Kyle Drake for putting together a great hackathon! Thanks to everyone who built their app on the Geoloqi platform as well!

About Geoloqi

Geoloqi is a next generation location platform allowing developers and businesses to easily add advanced location capabilities to their mobile apps. Real-time location, geofencing and location-based push notifications are some of the features that one can add to an existing or new application in a matter of minutes. Geoloqi handles the hard part of geo so you don’t have to. You can sign up as a developer at or use the Geoloqi module for Titanium to easily deploy advanced geolocation apps for both iPhone and Android with ease! You can follow Geoloqi on Twitter here.

About Kyle Drake

Kyle Drake is a many-hats web developer and entrepreneur that speaks multiple languages, and has worked with numerous startups to build their core infrastructure. Kyle Drake is currently Geoloqi’s lead platform engineer. You can follow Kyle Drake on Twitter here.


Sun Mar 11 2012, 10:10am

By caseorganic




Geoloqi Extends Platform with Appcelerator, Factual and Locaid Partnerships

Geoloqi Extends its Reach to 350 Million Mobile Devices, 1.6 Million Mobile Developers, and a Database of 60 Million Places Globally, Giving Carriers and OEMs a Location-Based Platform Like Never Before

Austin, TX (SXSW Interactive) – March 11, 2012 – Geoloqi, a powerful platform for next-generation location-based services, today announced strategic new partnerships with Appcelerator, a leading cross-platform mobile development platform; Factual, a large-scale data aggregation platform with a Global Places API; and Locaid, the world’s largest carrier location platform. Through these partnerships, Geoloqi is significantly enhancing its location data and analytics offering while expanding its reach to millions of new developers and end users through Locaid and Appcelerators’ customer bases.

Geoloqi is a complete cross-platform location solution that is device, language and carrier agnostic allowing developers to easily layer geolocation onto any IP connected device or application. Geoloqi is creating a one-stop shop for the enterprise and developers to unlock the full potential of real-time location-based services. These strategic partnerships not only give Geoloqi a distinct advantage in location data and application development services, but also give carriers and handset manufacturers new technology for true real-time location tracking, for the first time. The platform also enables persistent background location tracking, real-time location tracking, intelligent battery management and geofencing, rich location and dwell-time analytics, and location messaging.

“These partnerships greatly enhance location technology for our collective customers and provide new opportunities for the enterprise,” said Amber Case, CEO and co-founder of Geoloqi. “We are building the future of location services – key functionality for layering next-generation location technology onto any application or device. We’re confident that these partnerships will drive open new markets and accelerate location technology more rapidly into the future.”

Learn More about the Partners


Winner of the 2012 GSMA Global Mobile Award for “Best Cloud-Based Technology,” Appcelerator’s Titanium is the leading mobile platform that powers more than 35,000 applications deployed on 40 million devices worldwide. Through the partnership, the Geoloqi API and complete toolkit is now available in Appcelerator’s marketplace, giving its customers access to rich, real-time location technology while giving Geoloqi access to Appcelerator’s global network of over 1.6 million developers.

“Appcelerator customers have been asking for a true, turnkey geolocation solution and location-based analytics platform for some time now, and we finally found one in Geoloqi that can meet the needs of our enterprise customers,” said Jeff Haynie, CEO of Appcelerator. “Its powerful toolkit is an essential addition to our app development marketplace, and we’re excited to begin offering Geoloqi technology to our customers next quarter.”


Factual has created the definitive global location database of local businesses and points of interest, and currently offers access to 60 million entities in 50 countries. Geoloqi’s partnership with Factual gives customers access to Factual’s immense location database and significantly extends Geoloqi’s data and storage capabilities.

“We are really thrilled to be part of Geoloqi’s rich SDK for developers,” said Eva Ho, VP of Marketing & Operations at Factual. “Adding our more than 60 million US businesses and POIs to their suite of tracking, geofencing and messaging tools will give developers everything they need to quickly build the next amazing app. Definitely a nice marriage of our strengths.”


Locaid is the world’s largest location-as-a-service company. The partnership gives Geoloqi access to its over 350 million mobile devices in North America, and gives Locaid’s enterprise customers real-time handset-based location technology, greatly enhancing the carrier-only location services previously available.

“Mobile developers want the best of both worlds from location companies: the whiz-bang tools from device-based location and the massive footprint and no battery-drain from network location. Together, Locaid and Geoloqi give developers a one-two punch, the first such partnership in the history of location-based services,” said Rip Gerber, Locaid president and CEO. “Now, companies large and small can combine Geoloqi’s check-ins, location-based messaging, geofence alerts and real-time maps with Locaid’s 350 million device footprint and privacy services to create amazing capabilities and apps for any device, anywhere, locatable anytime. Personally, I’m also delighted to be working with world’s foremost cyborg anthropologist.”

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, geofencing, 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 TIE. For more information on Geoloqi, please visit

About Appcelerator

Appcelerator’s Titanium is the leading mobile platform of choice for thousands of companies who are seizing the mobile opportunity. With more than 35,000 applications deployed on 40 million devices, Appcelerator’s Titanium Platform leverages over 5,000 mobile device and operating system APIs to create native iOS and Android apps as well as HTML5 mobile web apps. Customers who standardize on the Titanium Platform get to market 70% faster and can quickly optimize business results with analytics–driven insights into user behavior and app performance. The open and fully extensible Titanium Platform makes it easy to integrate data, content and services from a variety of sources into mobile applications to leverage best–of–breed capabilities. Appcelerator Cloud Services (ACS) provides instant social, location, communication and content features for user-centric mobility. ACS is pre-integrated into the Titanium Platform and is also separately available for all mobile developers and publishers. Appcelerator’s worldwide ecosystem includes 1.6M developers and hundreds of ISVs and integration partners. Please visit

About Factual

Factual is a large-scale data aggregation platform that provides high value data and services to developers, publishers and enterprises. The sources of data come from premium partners, developers, user communities and the web. Its core offering is a powerful set of open APIs around Global Place data which includes more than 60 million businesses and points of interest in 50 countries. Factual was founded in 2007 by Gil Elbaz, co-founder of Applied Semantics which originally developed ASI AdSense. Factual is funded by Andreessen Horowitz and Index Ventures. For more information on Factual, go to

About Locaid

Locaid is the world’s largest Location-as-a-Service (LaaS) company. We operate a location privacy platform that allows mobile developers to locate over 350 million devices for enterprise authentication, fraud management, consumer location services and opt-in mobile marketing. Locaid locates smartphones, feature phones, tablets and any mobile device on leading wireless carriers, including América Móvil, AT&T, Rogers, Sprint, T-Mobile, TELUS, and Verizon Wireless. Locaid also helps shape and enforce location privacy policies via leadership roles on governing associations, including the CTIA, MMA and IAPP. The largest financial institutions, mobile marketers, M2M platforms and mobile service providers get network location from Locaid. Location Matters.™ You can locate us at

Media Contact

If you are press attending SXSW Interactive and would like to speak with Amber Case, CEO of Geoloqi please reach out to:
Vanessa Camones or Jennifer Lankford
theMIX agency for Geoloqi
415-412-2856 or [email protected]

Geoloqi SDK Launch Covered by Forbes, TechCrunch, ReadWriteWeb, GigaOM, VentureBeat

On Feb 23rd, Geoloqi launched to the world the next generation location platform aimed at revolutionizing location. We’ve been overwhelmed by the positive response we’ve received. We’re excited to share some of the great coverage below:

The Holy Grail of Rich Location Data Made Easy with new SDKs from Geoloqi
“The holy grail of mobile geo-location services is persistent, aware, real-time data delivered straight to your device…Portland-based startup Geoloqi thinks it can pull it off.” – ReadWriteWeb

Geolocation Heats Up With Geoloqi’s Battery Saving Tech
“One of the primary problems with location-tracking apps today is that they have a tendency to drain smartphones’ batteries by always running the GPS in the background, or constantly pinging cell towers. With the Geoloqi SDK, however, Case explains that algorithms know when to turn the GPS on and off. For example, if an app is using geofences, it knows that the GPS doesn’t have to constantly be running unless you’re near those geofences, she says.” – TechCrunch

Checking in with Geoloqi: Amber Case of Next-Gen Geo-Tracking and Keeping (some stuff) Free “As of this morning, Geoloqi has opened the floodgates to new users and customers to build upon their platform in what seems to be any direction imaginable. “If it’s a company looking at a mobile strategy that deals with location,” Case says, “We can handle it.”” – Forbes

Geoloqi Helps Location Based Services Take Flight
“Geoloqi offers a cross platform SDK for iOS and Android that can be ported to Windows and other devices and can work on any carrier network. Developers can enable geofencing, automatic check-ins and location-based messaging, which is one of the most promising opportunities for marketers to target consumers. There’s also rich analytics for tracking users, dwell time, visitors and geofencing.” – GigaOM

Cyborg anthropologist’s startup brings people & computers closer together
“The startup has been the buzz of the Internet for a couple months, but today marks its official launch as well as the availability of its fully agnostic SDK for iOS and Android, as well as its proprietary API.” – Venturebeat

Geoloqi Offers Up Tools so Location Apps can Finally Realize Their Potential
“The Geoloqi SDK enables accurate, customizable geofencing, auto check-ins, and automatically manages a device’s battery life while using location, so users can run the app all day without significant battery daring.” And that fact that it plans to offer up this technology for other developers means that a fleet of battery-saving, more immersive location apps could hit in the foreseeable future.” – Digital Trends

Geoloqi Launches Platform for White Label Geolocation Apps
“With Geoloqi, we’re able to track our personnel in real-time, anywhere in the world, on any device, ultimately saving lives in the process,” said David Ayres, of TATE, Inc.” – SiliconAngle

Geoloqi exits beta, reveals geolocation tools for enterprise developers
“Geolocation has the potential to become an indispensable part of our lives,” said Amber Case, CEO and founder of Geoloqi, in an interview with FierceMobileContent. “But in order for geolocation to be a valuable service to end users, the technology needs to be invisible yet opted into, private, and secure.” – Fierce Developer

Real-Time Location Platform Heats up on iPhone, Android
“We want to bridge the first generation of location services to the next generation of location services. Not just point based. Not just carrier based. Not just one aspect of location services,” said Geoloqi’s Amber Case.” – ProgrammableWeb

Portland’s Geoloqi Launches its Next-Generation Location Tracking Platform
“Geoloqi’s technology runs in the background of smartphones, passively tracking their location. It handles the information instead of working through a third party. That’s a change from today’s standard location apps, which require effort on part of the user.” – Oregonian

Geolocation Takes Off
“Geoloqi features a language agnostic SDK for iOS and Android, with a complete stack of geolocation tools, including geo-fencing, messaging, security and analytics. Their secret sauce is in the algorithms that conserve battery life, minimizing GPS, WiFi and cellular pings, while delivering 20 ft accuracy with “opt-in” control.” – Daily Wireless

Press Resources

For more press resources and coverage, visit the Press Page, and you can follow Geoloqi on Twitter as well!