Geographic software company Esri announced Monday it will acquire Geoloqi, a location-based services platform that provides geolocation tools to developers creating apps for mobile devices. Geologi is a small Portland, OR startup founded in 2010 that made it easy for mobile developers to add background location tracking and geo-fencing to their apps. Most recently, the company announced a number of partnerships with companies like Appcelerator, Factual and Locaid.
Esri on the other hand is a second largest privately held software company on the planet that provides its GIS technology to about 300,000 organizations worldwide. “We are excited to have the team at Geoloqi and its technology become part of the Esri family,” said Jack Dangermond, Esri’s president in his statement. “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.”
Esri was trying to enter mobile world for while already but without any spectacular success. With their mapping potential and some fresh blood from Geoloqi we can expect some extremely cool products in a near future.