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SimpleGeo Partners With Socialize, Inc. to Provide Location Functionality for Mobile App Communities(May 12, 2011)
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) May 12, 2011
SimpleGeo, the leader in API location services for developers, signed a strategic customer deal with Socialize, Inc. to bring innovative new location features to thousands of iOS applications made with AppMakr.com.
Socialize (http://www.GetSocialize.com) transforms any mobile app with a turn-key social layer, allowing mobile users to share, like and comment on app content. By unleashing the community hiding in an app, app creators increase downloads and improve user engagement. The upcoming release of Socialize will integrate location features powered by SimpleGeo. To date, Socialize is already running in over 1,440 apps in the Apple App Store, including apps for AtlanticWire, Racer X and The CATO Institute, which will serve to further accelerate apps that are using SimpleGeo to power geo features.
We had to decide whether to build the geo functionality ourselves or find a partner to handle it, stated Isaac Mosquera, Socializes Chief Technology Officer. After reviewing SimpleGeos capabilities in depth and at massive scale, it was clear that its solution was an obvious choice, allowing us to focus on the areas of the Socialize social layer where we can truly add value to our users.
Location-based services are a rising trend in the mobile sphere. Foursquare, a popular check-in app, acquires about 1 million new users a month. AppMakr.com, Socializes app-building platform, currently nets 1.3 million a month.
Socialize has done an incredible job of enabling apps in the iOS ecosystem, said Rob Bailey, SimpleGeos Vice President of Business Development. Were excited to see the rollout of location features for all of these applications and to help Socialize capitalize on location.
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SimpleGeo provides a ready-to-use services platform that makes it easy for developers to build location-aware features into their web and mobile applications. Founded in May 2009 by Joe Stump and Matt Galligan, SimpleGeo has raised nearly $10 million to date in seed and Series A funding led by Redpoint Ventures, First Round Capital, and other influential venture firms and angel investors. SimpleGeo is located San Francisco, Calif.
Socialize, Inc. is the creator of the leading do-it-yourself app creation platform, AppMakr.com. The Socialize social layer offers the first cloud-based service enabling turn-key access of social features in any mobile app. It is available now on iPhone apps made with AppMakr.com. Visit http://www.GetSocialize.com for more information.
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