Excited about "indoor mapping?" Jibestream is pioneering new development features that will help make data points into accessible visual maps in a variety of applications and IT environments.
A recent company press release talks about enhancements to Jibestream's provision of software development kit (SDK) and API-supported mapping tools.
"This release focuses on ease of use and simplicity, enhancing the overall user experience while providing end users with real-time visual intelligence into operations," Chris Wiegand, CEO and co-founder of Jibestream, said in a press statement. "Our vision is not only to bring maps to apps, but to unlock an app's full potential. These additions will make it easier for people to get the most out of their solution by adding spatial context to a wide array of their organization's data."
Wiegand discussed the company’s innovations and its track record with Toronto Business Daily.
“Jibestream has gained incredible traction in North America and abroad that has set the stage for the company to reach new levels of success,” Wiegand said.
Wiegand said a redesigned SDK rendering engine improves map performance and interactivity, offering what he called “smoother and seamless map scaling, panning and rotating” for users.
“From a developer's standpoint, it simplifies overall implementation and reduces time to market, resulting in lower development costs,” Wiegand said.
An asset tracking plugin, he said, streamlines integration for indoor positioning system providers.
“It facilitates the plotting of multiple objects or assets on a map, so users can track all movement in real-time,” Wiegand said. “Users are able to navigate to a specific asset, or to an asset closest to them, and their path will automatically adjust if the asset location changes. On the design side, developers can style tracker colors and modify asset animations, enabling them to customize the look and feel of assets.”
All of this will save developers time and money; other enhancements include a new analytics plug-in and administrative console, Wiegand said.
As for the company’s presence in Toronto, Wiegand said the community has nurtured innovation.
“Toronto has an amazing tech community and a wealth of support for entrepreneurs,” Wiegand said. “It truly does take 'a village to raise a tech startup,' and our success would not have been possible without the connection with organizations … and the people that give back to the community through mentorship and coaching. As the company has evolved, joining AceTech Ontario has allowed our leadership team to network and learn from other technology leaders in the community. Having easy access to all levels of talent in the community is a key driver in our growth and success.”
Looking toward the future, Wiegand said the company is “poised for increased growth, both organically and through acquisition” and referred to efforts to grow the company through diverse hiring.
“Internally at Jibestream, we continue to prioritize diversity in our team members, with a focus on bringing more women into the organization at all levels, in recognition of the value that is achieved when teams are truly diverse,” Wiegand said. “We also plan to invest much more in the community to promote women in technology through programs like Ladies Learning Code and other similar organizations with a goal of 'seeding' the community with more supply of people to join the tech community.”