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Type of business Private
Type of site
Location-based service
Available in English
Headquarters Portland, Oregon, United States
Area served International
Owner Esri
Founder(s) Amber Case
Aaron Parecki
Advertising none
Launched 2010
Current status Shut down in 2015

Geoloqi was a platform for location-based services, with tools for enterprise, government and mobile developers to add advanced geolocation functionality to apps and devices.


Geoloqi provided a real-time toolkit for tracking, messaging, battery management, geofencing, storage and analytics, with a language agnostic SDK and proprietary API. It was a contextually aware platform which enables persistent background location tracking and intelligent battery management. The service could transition between different location sources, such as carrier signals, GPS and Wifi. The platform also provided security settings with simple opt-in and opt-out features to promote good safety and privacy practices. Geoloqi's persistent background location service was powered by a set of algorithms that minimize battery drain on mobile devices.[1]


Geoloqi had sample apps available for iPhone and Android. Developers and non-developers could use the Geoloqi API or "visual trigger editor" to import or add in location-based content that can be subscribed to through "layers".[2] The application supported location-based notes and time-limited private location sharing as well. A user could leave a note to receive when he or she gets to a certain location, for example, a reminder to pick up batteries when at the store. A user could also send a real-time map to a friend or client, to clarify when he or she will arrive.[3] Geoloqi allows users to automatically notify others of their location by sending an automated SMS message to their phones when they get within a certain range.[4]

As of November, 2010, there had been 3 applications built with the Geoloqi API during programming competitions,[5] and Geoloqi's co-founders have won multiple awards for open source government applications using the Geoloqi API.[6][7][8]


In July 2011, Geoloqi was chosen as a recipient of $25,000 in convertible bonds and guidance through the Portland Seed Fund.[9][10][11][12] Geoloqi also received $325,000 in funding and guidance through TiE Oregon (a non-profit entrepreneurial network).[10] In 2012, Geoloqi partnered with Appcelerator Inc to make their geolocation services available to developers using the Titanium platform.[13] On October 15, 2012, Esri announced that it had acquired Geoloqi.[14] As a result of the acquisition, Esri integrated Geoloqi features into ArcGIS Online and deprecated the Geoloqi SDK.

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