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Geoloqi for Titanium Launches, Covered by VentureBeat, DigitalTrends, TechCrunch, GigaOm and more

Geoloqi Titanium Partnership
Today we launched the Geoloqi module for the Titanium platform, an easy way to add location to Titanium applications. This is a great step forward for location services. For the first time, Appcelerator’s 1.6 million developers have access to advanced geolocation tools and services right from their home base. Below is a sample of the press coverage we received today.

Venturebeat: Better location tools for more apps: Geoloqi is now on Appcelerator Titanium

“The two companies have been cozied up for a few months already. Now, they’re giving devs a two-month trial to test drive Geoloqi on Appcelerator’s Titanium 2.0 platform. In a word, this means better location tools will be available for more kinds of apps, and they’ll be easier to use for a wider range of developers.” – Jolie O’Dell

GigaOM: Geoloqi’s location tracking now available to Appcelerator devs

“The partnership has the potential to kickstart a lot more location-aware apps. Appcelerator has 1.6 million iOS and Android developers, who use Titanium to create apps. Now, they can drop in Appcelerator’s tool kit into their apps to enable geo-triggered events.” – Ryan Kim

ProgrammableWeb: Geoloqi Adds Powerful Location Module to Appcelerator

“Writing a location based mobile application is not easy. Often people think it is about getting a latitude / longitude and providing some context aware data/action based on the retrieved location. One of the frequent complaints from users of location based applications is their high battery consumption and also lack of accurate contextual data. With Geoloqi taking care of this in their module, developers can hope to focus on their application functionality.” – Romin Irani

TechCrunch: Appcelerator Partners With Geoloqi To Bring Location Services To Its 1.6 Million Developers

“Thanks to the new Geoloqi module, developers can now create geo-triggered events in their applications. This, says Appcelerator, will allow its developers to create apps that make use of geofencing and can, for example, send users a push notification when they cross the border into or out of a geofenced zone.” – Frederic Lardinois

DigitalTrends: Geoloqi and Appcelerator join forces for location app development – minus the battery suck

“If you take one look at the state of location apps, you should see that there’s a distinct need for something like this. The last year is littered with the remains of location apps that didn’t work, drained battery, pushed too many notifications, or too few. “While it’s not impossible to get good accuracy and battery life, it’s like doing your taxes – nobody wants to do their taxes,” says Case. Founders and developers (often one in the same) get caught up promoting and designing an app, sometimes failing to do the dirty work — and Geoloqi is more than happy to lay a foundation for them.” – Molly McHugh

SiliconAngle: Geoloqi API and Dev Kit Launching on Titanium

“Geoloqi is an embedded solution that lays down the ground work for just about any location-based service, whether it’s a Foursquare clone or an enterprise app. And today the platform reached a very significant milestone – it’s now an add-on in Titanium 2.0.” – Maria Deutscher

GeoPlace: Geoloqi Now Available on Appcelerator Titanium with a Two-month Free Trial

“”Appcelerator customers have been asking for a true, dependable geolocation solution and location-based analytics platform, and we found one in Geoloqi,” said Jeff Haynie, CEO of Appcelerator. “It’s the first geolocation platform that enables individualized geo-triggered events within an application. This powerful toolkit is an essential addition to our app development marketplace, and we’re excited to offer Geoloqi technology to our customers.” –

Inside Mobile Apps: Advanced location-based services come to Titanium 2.0 with Geoloqi partnership

“Although Appcelerator already offered some basic location-based services like check-ins through the company’s new Appcelerator Cloud Services, developers using Geoloqi’s API can set up pre-determined location zones called geofences and enable location-triggered events in their Titanium-built apps. This enable apps to perform more sophisticated location-based tasks, such as sending a registered customer a push notification with a coupon attached as soon as they enter a store.” – Kathleen De Vere

SiliconFlorist: Make mine Titanium: Geoloqi powers battery efficient geolocation for Appcelerator Titanium

“What’s Appcelerator? Well, it is the “first mobile platform to combine the flexibility of open source development technologies with the power of cloud services.” Pretty cool right? Well, now it’s even cooler. Because it’s been Geoloqized.” – Rick Turoczy

Press Release

PORTLAND, OR – May 22, 2012 – Geoloqi, a powerful platform for next-generation location-based services, today announced the availability of the Geoloqi module for Appcelerator’s Titanium 2.0 platform. Geoloqi’s API and complete toolkit enable persistent location awareness with very minimal impact to battery consumption, so applications can truly behave in a context-aware manner. Its robust geolocation capabilities are now available to Appcelerator’s global network of over 1.6 million Titanium iOS and Android developers.

Additionally, Geoloqi has made customizable geo-triggered events possible for the first time ever, which allow push messages and events to be directed to a single end-user at the moment that they cross into a geofence (a location zone that triggers a push notification or other action), dwell within it or depart the zone for a host of next-generation uses. Geoloqi also enables persistent/ambient background location tracking, and transitions smoothly between location sources such as carrier signals, GPS, Wifi and indoor tracking systems. The platform also provides rich location and dwell-time analytics, giving customers the ability to analyze location data for the first time. Its advanced security settings with easy opt-in and opt-out features ensure safety and privacy practices are automatically updated at any time.
Geoloqi's Visual Trigger Editor

“Appcelerator customers have been asking for a true, dependable geolocation solution and location-based analytics platform, and we found one in Geoloqi,” said Jeff Haynie, CEO of Appcelerator. “It’s the first geolocation platform that enables individualized geo-triggered events within an application. This powerful toolkit is an essential addition to our app development marketplace, and we’re excited to offer Geoloqi technology to our customers.”

“Appcelerator has been a fantastic partner, with a very impressive set of tools. We are thrilled to be enabling their developer base with the power of next-generation location services for their applications and look forward to unleashing the power of the creative commons with powerful, easy-to-use location features,” said Amber Case, Geoloqi CEO and co-founder.

Appcelerator is sponsoring a two-month free trial for all Titanium developers that register and download the Geoloqi Titanium module between now and June 30, 2012. To begin your free trial today, visit

Geoloqi's Visual Trigger Editor

About Geoloqi

Geoloqi is a powerful platform for real-time location based services, and makes 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 2011, Geoloqi is based in Portland, OR and backed by the Portland Seed Fund and TIE. For more information on Geoloqi, please visit or follow Geoloqi on Twitter.

About Appcelerator

Appcelerator’s Titanium is the leading mobile platform of choice for thousands of companies seizing the mobile opportunity. With more than 40,000 applications deployed on 50 million devices, Appcelerator’s award-winning Titanium Platform leverages over 5,000 mobile device and operating system APIs to create native iOS, Android, and 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. Open and fully extensible, Titanium 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. Appcelerator’s worldwide ecosystem includes 300,000 mobile developers and hundreds of ISVs and integration partners. To learn more visit

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.

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!

Kyle Drake to Present “Building a Real-time geolocation game with Geoloqi using Node.JS” @ #NodePDX

Node PDX Conf, Portland, OR
Geoloqi Developer Kyle Drake will be presenting how he and the team at Geoloqi built a real-time geolocation game with Node.js and the Geoloqi API & Services. A quick description of Kyle’s presentation:
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There are very powerful things you can do with Node.JS, particularly with projects needing a lot of I/O operations. At Geoloqi, we have used Node.JS and Socket.IO to build a JavaScript client that allows our developers to map real-time tracking on a browser with almost no code needed. Our first project using this is MapAttack!, a truly real-time location-based geofencing game.

Hear about how we made the game, how we made it real-time, where we’re going, and where Node.JS is going to have a role in it. I will also cover what it took to build Geoloqi’s Real-time Streaming API, and how it can be used to bring real-time location functionality to existing applications.

I will also talk a little bit about the Reactor pattern, the mysterious thing underneath that powers Node.JS. I’ll discuss what Reactor patterns are good for (and not so good for), and compare them with threads. I will also compare Node.JS’s reactor pattern to ones in other languages.

Kyle Drake is a many-hats web developer and entrepreneur that speaks multiple languages, and has worked with numerous startups to build their infrastructure. As a software engineer for Geoloqi, he is helping to build their geolocation platform and real-time location-streaming API. He previously developed some of the top Facebook applications as a senior Facebook app developer for Dachis Group.

In his free time, Kyle likes writing more code, working on web site ideas, riding his bicycle around Portland, hiking in the mountains, skiing, reading anthropology and tech books, and he’s fairly good at playing the Star Trek pinball machine at Ground Kontrol.


Geoloqi Developers Site:
Geoloqi’s Github:
Kyle Drake’s Github:

If you’d just like to come and check out Kyle’s Presentation and the other kick ass presentations lined up, get involved in some coding, hear what Node.js is all about, or just hang out please RSVP and get the event on your calendar!

If you’d like to be among the presenters, submit a proposal, and you too can step up into the coder spotlight.

Post credit: Thanks to Adron Hall for the original post and for the permission to repost it here! Original post on Composite Code.

Bring Wikipedia to Life with Geoloqi! Real-time Content Based on Your Location

Location-based Wikipedia Articles in Geoloqi!Geoloqi - Location-Based Content from WikipediaUpdate: Thanks to Marshall Kirkpatrick from ReadWriteWeb for writing an article on this topic this morning! New Wikipedia Layer on Geoloqi Gives You Vision Beyond the Greek Gods.

Have you ever walked down the street in a new city and wanted to know what was around you? And I don’t mean bars and restaurants and coffeeshops, but the old buildings, strange statues and curious parks. There is a whole bunch of data out there that’s not tied to place, and a great deal of it exists on Wikipedia.

Back when we were working on Geoloqi at a dining table at a tiny apartment, ReadWriteWeb’s Marshall Kirkpatrick checked out what we were doing and got very excited. “I want to be able to get push notifications on my phone every time I pass near an off-line place that has a Wikipedia entry written about it”, he wrote. We thought it was a good idea too.

There are many apps out there that have location-based Wikipedia data, some examples are Wikineer (built on Yahoo’s FireEagle), Geopedia and an iOS app from SimpleGeo. The problem with each of these apps is that you can only see the location-based content on a map, and you have to have the app open to see the information. You can’t just walk around and get interesting information pushed to you. On other apps you have to query to see what’s around you.

Getting the Dataset

Pushing location-based data to phones comes with a few problems. The first one is getting a good geocoded Wikipedia dataset. While we were searching for one, we encountered a few from developers who tried to make location-based geoplayers in the past. The datasets weren’t really ready for prime-time, though, so we looked around for a better source.

Then at the Where 2.0 Conference we talked to our friends at InfoChimps, an awesome company that provides big datasets for developers like us. They agreed that a formatted set of geocoded Wikipedia articles would be a great dataset to bring to life. A few months later, InfoChimps’ Dennis Yang published a set of geocoded Wikipedia articles! and sent us an E-mail about it. We were able to take the articles and put them into a Layer in Geoloqi. After some testing and debugging, we were ready to release it life to the world.

Geocoded Wikipedia Articles from Infochimps

Subscribing to the World

Turn on Wikipedia Articles Layer in GeoloqiYesterday when I was heading into the office, I passed a curious building that I wanted to know more about, so I turned on the Geoloqi Wikipedia layer.

Seconds later, I received a push notification about that exact building! It turns out that it was called the Weatherly Building, and it was built by an ice cream tycoon who was credited with inventing the ice cream cone. It turns out that Mr. Weatherly served 90% of the regions ice cream business at the height of his success in the 1920′s, and operated out of a second hand freezer in a small candy shop when he started in the 1890s. I will never look at that building in the same way again.

To subscribe, simply download Geoloqi for iPhone or Android and click on the Layers tab. You’ll be able to see a list of available content around you. Simply click on the Wikipedia layer and turn the switch to “on” to turn it on. You’ll start getting Geocoded Wikipedia articles as you move around! If you already have Geoloqi, you can subscribe simply by clicking the button below. You’ll be prompted to log into Geoloqi and the Wikipedia layer will be added to your account.

Subscribe to Wikipedia on Geoloqi!

Try It Out!

We made the Wikipedia article layer available worldwide, so if you’re anywhere in the world that has geocoded Wikipedia articles, you’ll be able to turn on the Geoloqi layer and get real-time information! Also, all of the Wikipedia articles you pick up will be pushed to your activity stream, so you can read them later.

Geoloqi Activity Stream - Wikipedia Articles

Next Steps

Geoloqi’s apps for iPhone and Android, while functional, drain the phone’s battery. We’ve been working on battery safe GPS technology for the past few months and persistent GPS functionality will be possible when we’re finished, or at least more feasible. We’ll release the battery-safe features into the Geoloqi API and libraries so that you can use them too.

We’ll be adding more layers soon, and are going to make it increasingly easy for everyone to add layers to Geoloqi. We’ll post more information here on the blog. And if you have feedback on the layer, please let us know! We’re excited to hear about it.

Geoloqi is a platform for real-time geo-content that is language agnostic, device agnostic, and driven by a real-time developer toolkit. You can follow us on Twitter @geoloqi, or you could try following the International Space Station instead. A great big thanks to the Geoloqi team, Marshall Kirkpatrick and InfoChimps for all of their help, data, and ideas!