Triposo Now Powers In-App Maps with skobbler

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Popular Travel App Taps skobbler GeOS for Maps, Joins the Growing OpenStreetMap Movement

Triposo (http://www.triposo.com), the living, breathing travel guide of the world, and skobbler (http://www.skobbler.com), a leading provider of mobile map-based solutions using OpenStreetMap data, today announced that Triposo is now using skobbler’s GeOS technology to power its in-app maps. skobbler GeOS is a new access technology platform that provides app developers and web service providers easy, yet powerful implementation of OpenStreetMap data into their products.

The OpenStreetMap, dubbed “the Wikipedia of maps,” offers the world's largest crowdsourced map, providing superb levels of detail and accuracy not possible with conventional alternatives. Today, the OpenStreetMap has already become the most detailed digital map available in several countries (e.g. England, Germany) and its ever-increasing user base will only broaden this status around the world.

Currently in private beta, skobbler GeOS enables access to and structures the OpenStreetMap’s raw data and detail, delivering what is poised to be the most powerful SDK for OpenStreetMap implementation into a mobile product or web service. A one-of-a-kind “operating system” for commercial use of the OpenStreetMap, skobbler GeOS unleashes the power of the OpenStreetMap‘s crowdsourced data, making it intuitive, affordable and secure for developers to build services with it.

“We’re thrilled to partner with Triposo and integrate skobbler GeOS into their app,” said Marcus Thielking, Co-Founder of skobbler. “Given their backgrounds at Google, Jon and Douwe know a thing or two about great mapping services, so we’re very pleased that they chose to use our platform to bring high-quality, OpenStreetMap-based mapping functionality to their users.”

By integrating with skobbler GeOS, Triposo offers travelers access to the highest-quality global map available today, based off of OpenStreetMap data, with fast-loading, granular detail allowing them to wander even the smallest of streets in the most exotic locations without getting lost. Users will also have access to these easy-to-navigate maps both online and offline, providing worldwide destination information, anytime, anywhere, with or without a network or Wi-Fi connection.

“What attracted us to skobbler was their work with the OpenStreetMap,” said Douwe Osinga, CEO and Co-founder of Triposo. “The OpenStreetMap’s hyperlocal detail, on a global level, is a huge benefit for our travelers. skobbler GeOS makes harnessing that detail possible within Triposo. We also loved that GeOS powers skobbler products, which are used by millions around the world. That it’s a proven technology was important, as our goal is to provide detailed maps, but also maps that are easy to use.”

skobbler’s OpenStreetMap-based products, including the internationally renowned GPS Navigation 2 (iTunes) and ForeverMap 2 (Google Play | Nook), and the recently launched skobbler Maps, are built using skobbler GeOS. With over 3.5 million users on iOS alone, skobbler’s apps make GeOS a proven and market-tested solution for third-party developers seeking to integrate location-based features and functionality into their products and services. The total user base for consumer location-based services is expected to reach 1.4 billion users by 2014*, making skobbler GeOS an important tool in an increasingly mobile world. While still in private beta, skobbler is seeing significant interest in its GeOS platform from a number of companies, including leading brands in both the travel and automotive space.

For further information on recent developments at skobbler, please visit http://www.skobbler.com, blog.skobbler.com, fb.skobbler.com or twitter.com/skobbler.

For further information on recent developments at Triposo, please visit http://www.triposo.com/.

About skobbler

Founded in 2008, Berlin-based skobbler (http://www.skobbler.com) is one of the premier players in mobile location-aware services. With over 3 million customers on iOS alone, skobbler has regularly topped overall and category app charts in more than 20 countries, leading the way in the development of location technology and end consumer products based on the OpenStreetMap. This experience also facilitates skobbler’s development projects for third parties. Based on the skobbler GeOS map access technology, companies can base their location-aware web or mobile services on the OpenStreetMap.

About Triposo

Built by and for travelers, Triposo is a living, breathing travel guide. Triposo delivers in-depth information and detailed maps for more than 15,000 destinations and 400,000 points of interest in every country in the world. Triposo considers information such as location, time, personal preferences and weather to help you discover the world and get the most out of your travels. Available on iPads and smartphones, Triposo has been downloaded more than three million times. Triposo’s investors include InterWest Partners, CrunchFund, Chris Sacca and Lars Rasmussen. Pack light. All you need is Triposo.

*According to Gartner (February, 2011), consumer location-based services are expected to reach 1.4 billion users by 2014.

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