Bringing GIS technology and OpenStreetMap to Friend
Friend Software Corporation and Napkin have decided to form an active partnership with the aim of bringing next generation GIS technology to market via the new and powerful Friend Cloud and Sky Computing Platform.
Napkin brings a lot of map related experience into the Friend project. As such, Friend and Napkin will collaborate in bringing maps into the Friend Workspace such that all Friend users have readily available map features as part of their user experience.
Napkin’s OpenStreetMap integration and GIS technology in particular will be a great contribution to the Friend platform. Friend Software Corporation will take an active part in making sure Napkin’s technology, its products and services are elegantly inserted into the Friend ecosystem.
Friend Software Corporation will share its network of developers, customers and partners with Napkin to ensure that its GIS product and services are accelerated into the marketplace.
As a Friend Application, Napkin will allow users to actively work on maps, adding and editing data points in a collaborative environment, offering users a professional workspace available using a single sign-on.
As an API, Napkin will enable developers to build rich applications using maps and GIS features.
“Napkin is a great example of the new breed of software technologies that are challenging the status quo and de facto monopolies in the software industry. We’re proud to help spread Napkin’s technology and look forward to seeing maps used in the Friend Workspace by new and existing users and customers”, says Hogne Titlestad, COO and founder in Friend Software Corporation.
“The Friend platform offers us a great new way to expand our software’s functionalities and capabilities, and the philosophies of the Friend platform are something we really believe in.
We are privileged to work with the developers at Friend, and we are looking forward to a great partnership”, said Andreas Atakan, CEO and founder of Napkin.
Napkin was founded in 2019 in Norway, developing a GIS solution built to get the job done faster, easier and cheaper.
Geographical Information Systems (GIS) are systems designed to create, manipulate and analyze geographical data. GIS software offers powerful mapping tools, used in sectors ranging from healthcare to oil and gas.
Napkin aims to deliver a web-based GIS software that can rival existing solutions, and also allow users quick and easy access to the power of GIS.
Our vision is to challenge de facto monopolies in the GIS market, and offer a solution where users without prior experience can easily get started.
Napkin GIS is fully compatible with existing software and web-based solutions, but is improving on and making GIS ever more accessible.
About Friend Software Corporation
Friend Software was founded in 2014 in Norway, developing both decentralized as well as enterprise cloud- and internet-based software. FSC has customers and partners all over the world who shares a need for excellent and flexible cloud solutions.
FSC delivers Friend OS, the Internet OS, a cloud infrastructure technology with a (DaaS) “Chrome OS” alternative and desktop with Android and iOS apps for smartphones and tablets. With these technologies, customers gets a new level of integration, access and flexibility where they can build the ultimate cloud solution at a low price point.
Friend OS offers multiple powerful functionalities and capabilities like; customizable cloud storage, video conferencing, software distribution (Windows and web apps), user account management, permissions and roles and much more.