It seems like yesterday that we discussed the concept of what our new Mapsimise platform could be and would be, and I agreed to the investment of a costly development budget. In the last month a lot has happened, much more than was initially expected.
I’m pleased to confirm that our development team have been appointed, and this may seem a simple task, but finding and structuring a team that not only got on board with the concept very quickly, but have a common approach and who are already working is a massive step forward.
We have now performed an amount of market research into current geospatial offerings from different providers including Microsoft Bing Maps and Google Maps and the decision is that all the functionality and services around Google Maps including Street view will be included in the new Mapsimise platform.
Our market research has also been extended to software offering from other providers and this has helped us build a detailed list of what can be expected as part of our first release in 2019.
Yes, the excitement is growing day by day and so is the Jira task lists. I might have mentioned before that we as a team have already delivered mapping functionality around the world, but Mapsimise is going to be so much more, enabling many more users to gain the real benefits.
The development team have been split into three working parties, one that is looking at layout and design of usability, another that is building prototype UI or the front end, and the last one is building the server integrations and architecture, what is commonly called the back end.
In our next update we are looking to share some of the pre-designs and maybe some of the look and feel, and the direction of travel the team is taking for the software that is being built.
Bio – Alistair Dickinson CEO Mapsimise
After 21 years helping organisations with technology, I’ve seen and worked on many projects. As CEO of Mapsimise I’m still very hands on working with all team members and not sat in an office making spreadsheets and crunching numbers. I’m happy to work on the support desk, take calls and discuss how our tools and technology can help businesses like yours. You can find me on Linkedin, Twitter or email me directly. I’m very jeans and t-shirts and still wear Nike Air trainers to the office which I’m told is cool…