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moovel Group Acquires Provider of Location Messenger App Familonet

By Editorial Team on August 4, 2017

Subsidiary of Daimler, moovel Group, announced the acquisition of Familonet GmbH. The Familonet team will strengthen the moovel development team at the Hamburg site. Familonet’s 2 million registered users will still be enjoyed the service in the future.

moovel is an operating system for urban mobility that enables its users to access various mobility services. The mobility app combines local public transport, the carsharing provider car2go, mytaxi, rental bicycles and Deutsche Bahn.

With this acquisition moovel will benefit from the company expertise in geolocation, geo-fencing and live locating. Dr. Oliver Wahlen, Chief Technology Officer of moovel Group: “The expertise and skills of Familonet are an ideal addition to the moovel development team at the Hamburg site. Both the geo-fencing technology and the team of developers with location expertise are a major win for moovel.”

Founded in 2012, the Familonet app is currently used by more than 2 million people and will still be offered in app stores worldwide.

Hero image source: moovel Group