Mapbox, is the leading real-time location data, mapping and design platform for developers, designers and enterprises serving over 1.1 million registered developers, and touching 350 million users every month around the world. You probably haven’t heard of them, but you should have.
From finding a coffee spot on Foursquare, a date on Tinder to pinning a vacation spot on Pinterest, to geo-tagging notes in Evernote and Strava maps for runners and cyclists. Even Facebook and Snap are their customers too. However, Mapbox was born out of Development Seed and the necessity to build new tools and platforms to do good in the world on projects for The World Bank, United Nations, The Red Cross and other NGO and non-profit humanitarian organizations.
It was only as the platform evolved, it became clear there were other for-profit business applications worth pursuing. Humanitarian and civic work is in Mapbox’s blood and the company actively continue these efforts as part of its daily work through humanitarian projects and new innovations such as the Smart Cities program.
On today’s daily tech podcast, I wanted to find out more about the tech we take for granted on our favorite apps. Essentially, Mapbox is a mapping platform for developers. Its building blocks make it easy to integrate location into any mobile or online application, and the company is changing the way people move around cities and understand our planet.
I chat with Matt Irwin who works on business and strategy, humanitarian collaborations, and reveals how he helping to bring Mapbox to governments too.
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