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Kipo, Tigo Enter Alliance to Offer GPS Location Software to Cell Phones

November 11, 2013  - By
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Kipo, a GPS mobile location technology company targeting businesses and families, and Tigo Business Guatemala, a  telecommunications company, announced their partnership to launch Localizador Tigo. Localizador Tigo is a smart, user-friendly location platform that allows any type of mobile device to connect to the web and trigger actions by predetermined rules, the companies said.

Triggers include location (arrival, exit, stay) and device events such as battery consumption and speed. Rules determine how the event will trigger and the action to take — send an email, post on social networks, mark a calendar, send an SMS, among others. For example, a company can create a rule that notifies a manager when his messenger delivers paperwork. Every time the messenger arrives to a specific location, the manager would receive an automatic email from the software. The sales manager could also create a rule to identify every time the sales team members have less than 10 percent battery. Once a device runs low on battery the manager would receive an automatic SMS to his mobile device.

The technology also lets team members check in and leave comments when they arrive with clients, information that can be seen in real-time on the web alongside a complete suite of reports to make cell phone devices more useful than ever before. The product can work with any mobile device — smartphones will be able to access the service through native applications and feature phones will rely on cell-towers to report location.

Localizador Tigo gives customers full ownership and control over their data and eliminating contracts, giving them the liberty to cancel service at any time. The product will be launched initially for corporate clients of Tigo Business and will be offered to individual customers on a later phase.

“We believe GPS location technology should be smarter and easier to use. This alliance with Tigo Business makes real-time GPS technology accessible to millions of Tigo customers, which is great because we are allowing more people than ever before receive the benefits this technology provides,” said Rodrigo Blanco, founder and co-CEO of Kipo, Inc.

“In Tigo Business we are always looking to provide our clients with the best and the most advanced tools so they can operate efficiently. We had been searching globally for the leading geolocation platform to incorporate to our mobile devices, and to our surprise we found it in a Guatemalan startup. The Kipo platform is functional, targets the needs of Tigo Business clients and is easy to use. The partnership with Kipo is a perfect next step to continue innovating and offering preeminent products to our clients,” said Hector Jimenez, category manager of Tigo Business Guatemala.

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