Geocode.xyz


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Geocode.xyz is a Canadian geocoding, geoparsing api company. The company was founded in 2016 by Ervin Ruci and is based in Ottawa, ON.

geocode.xyz - A geoparser, geocoder and batch geocoder for the world. Map your data.

Website

geocode.xyz

Revenue

$30,000/month

# Founders

1

# Employees

1

Location

Ottawa, ON

Facebook

Geocode.xyz

Twitter

@geolytica (248 followers)

Website Rank

600,580

Business Started

December 2016

YouTube

Geocode.xyz

Business Type

software

Starting Costs

$1

Business Idea

API

Days To Build Business

30

Industry

Software as a Service (Tech)

Company History

Ervin Ruci details the beginnings of their company in their Starter Story interview: [1]

Q: How did you get started on Geocode.xyz?

I have a background in CS and Math (My master CS thesis was on a class of 3SUM hard problems in Computational Geometry)

I’ve been building independent bootstrapped startups since 2005, when I quit my last day job. One of those is geocoder.ca, a geocoding API for Canada and the US I started in 2005 (and is still going strong). It also served as the starting point to go global with geocode.xyz in 2016.

> Identify your strengths and do what you like to do. Having a sense of purpose is important, especially when that purpose is to solve a problem you can muster the ability to solve.

The idea of building geolocation API’s started from the time I was in Graduate School, due to the lack to such APIs at the time (Google Maps had not been released yet.)

I did not validate the idea, this was a product I needed myself for a number of other projects I was working on. As demand for the API grew, so did a business plan aimed at paying for the time it took me to add all the features that others requested.

Source [1]

Technology

Geocode.xyz is built on Amazon.

They use MailChimp for their email. Drift and crisp for their customer service. Slack and IFTTT for their productivity.

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