A few years ago Esri approached us to redo our app on their technology. This is an extremely tall order for any company, let alone a very early stage startup (which we were back in May, 2010) that had only recently launched their platform. We tore out our all the mapping components on iOS which used the mapping controls native to all the devices. Ironically, this was a god send. One of our key selling points with our government customers is their ability to control the data provided to their end users, and not be subject to the whims of the likes of Apple, Google or Microsoft. Well, this week that investment has paid off. While reports come in that indicating flaws in the Apple’s new iOS6 maps we are unaffected. We are free to choose our source base maps so we aren’t effected by bad or missing data.
Today, we’re excited to announce a partnership with VUEWorks®. Our plan is to form a broad strategic partnership that would use our complementary strengths and expertise to enhance our GIS-based mobile and web applications that enable citizens to report concerns, opinions, and requests directly to the government.
We intend to jointly create market-leading mobile products and services designed to offer citizens and governmental agencies an unrivalled choice and opportunity. As each company would focus on its core competencies, the partnership creates the opportunity for rapid time to market execution. Additionally, we plan to work together to integrate key assets and create completely new service offerings, while extending established products and services to new markets.