Faces of addresses

Are addresses really that important? Yes! In order to show you, how the lack of precise address can complicate your life, we started new cycle called Faces of Addresses. We collected stories from people from all over the world who experienced problems with addresses. Is it easy to get a cab in Costa Rica? Is there anything that could go wrong with addressing system in Stockholm? How much time would it take to find a museum in China when you can’t ask anyone for directions? Read more about adventures with addresses!
We have got a new addressing system in part of the capital Kampala. But people are not really using it yet as the new street names are not uploaded to the online map. A customer can stand next to the street sign and tell me the name and I cannot find it on the map in my taxi app. When I finally find the customer we realise that the street names differ. I hope they will soon upload the new names to the map. That could be useful for us!

Driver in Kamplala

Supporters & Awards

Map Project is happy to get support and recognition from others. We are also very proud of all the awards and scholarships we won. Thanks to that, we have more founding for our work, but it also reassures us that we are on the right track and what we are doing is important. Below you can find all our awards and supporters.

 

 

Map Project was accepted into batch 4 of the KTH Innovation Pre-incubator in March 2017. The pre-incubator support early stage, tech based KTH projects with the potential to become viable companies. This provides us with access to office space at KTH main campus, business development support, workshops targeting all aspects of developing a start-ups, and a vast network. More information here.

In 2018, Map Project was among 10 finalists in Venture Cup Sweden Region East final. Map Project won the Impact Maker award and a chance to participate in national finals. More information here.

In 2017, Map Project was among three nominated companies in the category of Sustainability and Social impact of the Stockholm Innovation Scholarship challenge. In total more than 500 projects applied and 15 were nominated with 5 categories. More information here.

In 2017 wet got support from Vinnova. Map Project has received a grant within the call for Innovative Startups by Vinnova, the Swedish Innovation Agency. More information here.

 

In 2018, Map Project has been awarded SAS Scholarship. The Scholarship is awarded to three ideas that have the potential to change the world.The Scholarship opens up new opportunities to reach out with our product and speed up development and research. More information here.

Our approach

At Map Project we envision a world where everyone has an address with access to information, public and private goods and services.

We develop solutions that provide access to opportunities and empower individuals as citizens and consumers!

We believe having an address is a civil right and we will never charge for that, but for companies and organisations dependent on accurate addresses we supply Addressing as a Service.

We are hiring

Map Project is expanding, are you one of our next colleagues? Currenly we are looking for UI/UX designer, React Native app developerFirebase Backend Engineer. Read more about our job offers and send a message to our CTO Maria, maria@mapproject.se with your resume if you are interested. Final date of application is 1st September, but we are interviewing continuously with the aim of filling the position as soon as possible. Join us and help to solve the 4 billion people challenge!

Are you an app developer with a soft spot for React Native?

Are you an app developer with a soft spot for React Native?

 

 

Did you know that 4 billion people around the world do not have an adequate address? Not having an address that works means you have trouble getting access to the services you need, to get deliveries to your home or even to guide emergency services to your house when you need them. Governments struggle to reach all their citizens and countless business opportunities are missed!

We are changing that!  We are building a global digital addressing system for everyone, everywhere.

About us

Map Project was incorporated in August 2017 and we have been very busy!

  • Graduated from the KTH Innovation pre-incubator this spring
  • We were one of three finalists in the Stockholm Innovation Stipend
  • One of three winners of the SAS Scholarship Awards
  • Won the “Impact Maker” prize at the regional finals of Venture Cup in Stockholm and will proceed to the national finals in September
  • We have tested our prototypes and app with end-users and beta-customers in Uganda and Rwanda in field trips in 2017 and 2018

What we do

So how does it work? We crowdsource addresses through an Android app and provide Addressing as a Service through an API and web apps. Individuals, businesses and organisations use the app to create their address for their home and other places they need to be able to refer to systematically. In the app they can connect with friends, family, businesses and public service for free. Businesses use the API and business profiles in the app to deliver goods and services to individuals and other businesses and organisations, but also to guide customers and visitors to their shops, offices, hotels, taxi stands, loading bays etc.

Who you are

The coming year will be very exciting! We want to expand our team and invite you to join us if you are:

  • A developer with previous experience working with React Native and Redux (if not React Native, applicants with experience from React, Node.js and Android are also interesting).
  • You are familiar with the lifecycle of an Android app project from implementation, launch, publishing to Google Play…
  • …and maintenance after launch!
  • You have worked with a data backend such as Firebase (or Firestore)
  • If you have had experience from implementing, launching and maintaining a public API for a new service with a previous employer we would be very impressed
  • Another bonus would be familiarity with Google Play/Android guidelines as well as map service libraries such as Google Maps and MapBox/Open Street Map.
  • Experience with iOS apps are also a bonus to us
  • We are guessing you have studied computer science at university level

What you will do

You will be part of a product development team consisting of UX designers, Product Manager, Backend Engineers, the CTO and you. You will work on the next generation of the app, for individuals and business users. It is very likely you will travel to test the app with endusers in East Africa.

The position is full-time and on site at the office in Kista, Stockholm. Fluent Swedish is not mandatory. Send Maria Cheadle, CTO (maria.cheadle@mapproject.se) your resumé and cover letter if this sounds interesting. Also available on +46733196508 to answer any questions you might have. Final date of application is 1st September, but we are interviewing continuously with the aim of filling the position as soon as possible.