CloudMade Acquires German Geospatial Development Shop OneStepAhead



Navdroyd, developed by OneStepAhead, offers on-board navigation with Openstreetmap data on the Android OS
Navdroyd, developed by OneStepAhead, offers on-board navigation with Openstreetmap data on the Android OS
CloudMade which provides geospatial tools to developers willing to launch applications with Openstreetmap data, announced this week the acquisition of Stuttgart, Germany based OneStepAhead, a small development company with expertise in Location-based services, digital mapping, telematics, traffic information and Personal Navigation Systems. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

The acquisition comes in the wake of CloudMade’s $12.3M Series B funding led by Greylock Partners, and merges CloudMade’s expertise in the fields of geo-platforms and developer tools with OneStepAhead’s on-device map caching, update and rendering technologies.

“We’re extremely excited to be a part of CloudMade, which is transforming location enabled apps by combining crowdsourced maps with all types of geo-content and live data,” said Nihat Küçük CEO, OneStepAhead. “Merging our strong onboard rendering and navigation technologies with offboard services from CloudMade creates a hybrid mapping technology which presents huge opportunities for device manufacturers and operators.”

Saturday, January 8th 2011


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