ZOLEO Inc. Announces Partner Integrations
OCENS and SpotWalla integrate ZOLEO data into their proprietary applications to enhance their users’ experience
Toronto, Canada, April 27, 2023 — ZOLEO Inc., an award-winning global satellite communication company, today announced that OCENS and SpotWalla have integrated ZOLEO® user-consented location data into their proprietary app platforms to further enhance their users’ experience. The Third-Party Data Feeds service offering within the ZOLEO Developer Program allows app developers and enterprises to access ZOLEO user-consented location data to extend the capability of their own platforms.
By leveraging Data Feeds, those who use OCENS SnapTrack™ mapping application can now successfully display ZOLEO devices within their app via Location Share+ and check-in updates. Similarly, the SpotWalla mapping platform can track its commercial customers’ ZOLEO devices during mountain biking or sailing events.
“We are delighted to provide our partners with a quick and easy solution to access real-time information to enhance their platforms and applications,” says Ross Richardson, Director of Product Management at ZOLEO Inc. “Designed with enhanced security in mind, Third-Party Data Feeds will enable enterprise customers and third-party developers to offer mapping solutions to anyone equipped with a ZOLEO device.” This exciting enhancement will further support ZOLEO users in remote asset tracking, lone working, mapping and navigation, and other mission-critical safety and security applications. “It truly provides a secondary ‘eyes-in-the-sky’ benefit in addition to the already best-in-class emergency response service provided by ZOLEO,” Richardson explains.
OCENS is already receiving great feedback from its users on the integration of ZOLEO in its SnapTrack. “The integration enables us to offer support for ZOLEO device users within our mapping and group messaging platforms, increasing the value-add for our users,” says Ron Wright, Government and Commercial Sales Director at OCENS. “It is now so easy to share critical life and safety position information. The latest waypoints are effortlessly updated making it easy for loved ones to view the current position of individuals and groups or the entire route they took to get there.”
The Proprietary Third-Party Data Feeds allow real-time push of ZOLEO device users’ location data via check-ins and Location Share+ updates to partners’ platforms. The check-in safety feature can also include the user’s GPS coordinates, while Location Share+ enables users to share their location with their check-in contacts on a user-selected interval.
“This real-time integration with ZOLEO means SpotWalla can bring more value to its community of users,” Jason Jonas, Owner and CEO of SpotWalla, explains. “It allows us to bring even more users together, allowing them to participate in events, build a community and share their travels with the world.”
Ideal for anyone who ventures beyond mobile coverage for work or recreation, the award-winning ZOLEO device has been embraced by a substantial and rapidly growing subscriber base that counts on ZOLEO for truly seamless global messaging, unlimited free check-in messaging, and progressive SOS alerting wherever they work or play. The compact ZOLEO device connects via Bluetooth® to a free app on the user's Android® or Apple® smartphone/tablet to provide a seamless messaging experience. Messages are transmitted via Iridium® Short Burst Data®(SBD®), cellular and Wi-Fi®, and are automatically routed over the lowest-cost network.
About ZOLEO Inc.
Formed in 2018 and headquartered in Toronto, Canada, ZOLEO Inc. is a joint venture between Beam Communication Pty. Ltd. and Roadpost Inc. that is pioneering the development of innovative lower cost, consumer-oriented global messaging solutions including wireless devices and apps based on Iridium short burst data (SBD), mobile and Wi-Fi standards. The company serves three primary markets including consumers residing on the fringe of mobile coverage, outdoor recreation users and field workers requiring lone worker safety and remote messaging. Its products are offered through authorized retailers and etailers in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Europe, including national retailers like Cabela’s, Bass Pro, REI, MEC, Anaconda, Autobarn and regional distributors like CIRDAN and Dalesman. For more information visit: www.zoleo.com.
OCENS data services, software and apps merge easy-to-use applications with unprecedented content offerings to affordably deliver data over satellite phones to remote users around the world. OCENS weather, ocean and fishing services provide access to the largest collection of GRIB and classical data that can be found anywhere. Using patented pull-me technology, OCENS WeatherNet provides fast access to the world’s widest selection of weather and ocean information over PC and Mac platforms. Learn more are OCENS.com.
SpotWalla is an online, secure personal location management system that supports both satellite-based tracking devices from ZOLEO, Garmin and SPOT as well as Android and iOS applications that turn your phone into a capable tracking device. With SpotWalla, you have complete control of your exposure. You can share what you want, when you want and with whomever you choose. Visit SpotWalla.com to learn more.
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