Paving the way to the next generation of mobile location technology

After two years of partnership that led to the conquest of the North American snowmobile and ATV trail management market, Mapgears acquires Ondago, a transaction that will push the Canadian firm to new heights by adding a solid mobile development expertise to the team.

A natural match


Daniel Morissette, Simon Mercier and Julien-Samuel Lacroix from Mapgears’ management team with their new collaborators from Ondago, Benoit Racine and Martin Guay

Mapgears is an expert in web mapping that has developed numerous tools to simplify the monitoring of operations and decision-making process of its clients around the world. The firm currently has customers in a wide variety of sectors, including marine navigation, public works, recreational trails and many others.

In order to meet the evolving needs of its clients and solidify its presence in the market, Mapgears quickly turned to the mobile technologies and sought a partner with solid experience and a proven product in this market.

This is where the collaboration with Igloo Creations, the company behind the Ondago product which is already extremely popular in the Quebec tourism industry, was born. This product consists of a mapping platform and a mobile application available on iPhone, iPad and Android which allows users to easily locate themselves during their expeditions.

This relationship has evolved very naturally over the past two years due in large part to the complementary nature of the technologies and business processes, the similar needs of the customers and the in-depth knowledge of each team in their field.

With a combined total of more than a quarter of a million active users for mobile applications and hundreds of clients in the public and private sectors, the new Mapgears team now stands as a key player in mapping-based solutions in North America.

Improvements and new products to come

In a more concrete manner, existing Mapgears customers will have access to a well-rounded range of solutions and increased portability of their mapping applications that will now be available on mobile. The development of new functionalities will also be faster thanks to the addition of new talents to the team.

Customers of the mapping platform and users of the Ondago mobile application will be reassured to know that the original team will continue to provide the excellent level of service they are used to. They will also benefit from Mapgears’ expertise, which will greatly help in improving existing products and will lead to many new features.

We are hiring!

In order to support the rapid growth that is expected following this transaction, Mapgears is actively looking to recruit experienced mobile application developers who are looking for a challenge!

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