Susan Smith has worked as an editor and writer in the technology industry for over 16 years. As an editor she has been responsible for the launch of a number of technology trade publications, both in print and online. Currently, Susan is the Editor of GISCafe and AECCafe, as well as those sites’ … More »
DATA Inc. and Digital Footsteps make strides in mobile apps
April 2nd, 2014 by Susan Smith
Designed by Julie Waldman, and developed and maintained by DATA Inc., Digital Footsteps is a mobile app and re-usable framework for the travel and hospitality industry. The mobile app is designed to act as a “digital concierge” to drive traffic to local businesses and tourist attractions in the area of a hotel or other facility.
DATA Inc., an IT software and service provider, and Digital Footsteps, Ltc., a leading tour app provider, won “Best in the World” category at the 2013 NJTC Mobile Apps Forum and Competition.The award was presented on June 28, 2013 at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison, NJ, and was among 10 awards presented to notable New Jersey technology firms.
The app was designed using map data from OpenStreet maps and adding DATA Inc.’s own layer data. DATA Inc. have developed a Tile Server based on a Postgres database that maintains map data at different zoom levels. For a given tour, they download a subset of map data including the company’s layered data to the mobile app.
“We are excited to receive this recognition from the NJTC,” said Ashis Bhisey, Vice President of Technology for DATA Inc. “In the rapidly evolving mobile space, we are delighted to deliver cutting-edge value to our clients.”
“The core technology can support multiple industries including universities, community newspapers and publishers, in addition to the hospitality industry,” said Julie Waldman, Founder of Digital Footsteps Ltd. “It can be spun off in many different directions and we’re looking to our partner DATA Inc. to help us achieve our goals.”