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Who we are and what we do.

Founded in late 2008, skobbler has become one of the premier players in mobile location-aware services. We focus on the development of location technology based on the OpenStreetMap. This technology is showcased by our apps. Read on and find out more about who we are and what we do.

In January 2014 skobbler was acquired by Telenav. Telenav has been pioneering location-based technologies for more than a decade and was the first company to launch GPS navigation on mobile phones in North America.


We are committed to develop innovative and advanced location-aware technology for mobile devices.

In order to make the most of the local capabilities of modern mobile devices, a versatile digital map engine is key. Maps will remain the most efficient user interface for the booming market of location-aware services. The most promising, most dynamic digital map of them all is the OpenStreetMap project.

We strive to fuel the progress and continuous improvement of this map by creating a reliable and flexible technology basis for the use of the OpenStreetMap in digital applications on Mobile Devices and on the Web.


Our apps showcase the capabilities of our map technology. More than 3.5 million apps have been sold to date for the leading mobile platforms Apple iOS and Google Android. The apps have topped overall and category toplists in numerous countries. The customer rating averages across the stores are very positive. In short: our map engine is continuously benchmarked in the toughest way possible: by having to prove itself in the market.

We cover the entire value chain of the app development and app marketing process by relying both on in-house knowledge and a network of proven partners.


As we have developed and internationally marketed our own apps for years, we have acquired the expertise and skill-sets that are required to succeed in the ever-more-competitive app markets.

We offer our assistance to any mobile application project for any part of the app value chain. We assist or take care of your needs in market analysis, conceptualization, specification, development, and marketing of apps.

Our main areas of development expertise are iOS, Google Android, and JME. We also feature extensive knowledge about server-based solutions, as our core product runs offboard.


skobbler is headquartered in Berlin, Germany. Its R&D facilities are located in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

The founding team shares a mutual professional background in the location-based technology sector. Our young team of roughly 70 staff is dedicated to creating something unique.

Telenav’s headquarters are in Sunnyvale, California in the heart of Silicon Valley.


Benefits are an important part of our compensation package. We invest time to make sure that we choose and offer the best perks to our team.

Book program

Started as a simple support for a new project, our book program quickly became a tool for personal and professional development. Because we know how important it is to have all the resources available for a strong growth, we have now about 100 titles in our library. From "Blue Ocean Strategy" to "iOS 4 programming cookbook", we make sure that everyone will find something new and interesting to read.


Certification is a step needed to prove that you are awesome in things you are passionate about. Our certification program will help you grow to the next levels of your career path. Specialized programs are offered to everyone who intends to perform in their specific area. The company is offering all requested support materials and books.


Sometimes it's difficult to be integrated in a new environment with all its new technologies and rules. We can assure you that here it is different. We invest time and passion to make sure that every newcomer rapidly becomes part of skobbler community. Knowledge and experience is shared openly. There is always someone ready to help you and offer assistance every time you need it.


Everything you need to know about the process of hiring is here. Our hiring procedure respects all legal requirements (Labour, Fiscal Code, etc...). All our employees have individual work contracts that exceed the requirements of the Labour Code (ex. vacation days).
Additionally as part of our benefits package, we offer:

  • meal tickets
  • a special fund for sporting activities
  • based on seniority we have additional vacation days