US: AOL-owned MapQuest has announced that it is investing in Mapbox’s entire suite of mapping applications and services to create fully adaptable, fast-loading, and responsive mapping solutions. As a part of the commercial agreement, MapQuest will be able to tailor Mapbox’s highly-detailed maps to meet the individual needs of its users and business-to-business clients.
“MapQuest’s legacy and success is driven by innovation. Our partnership with Mapbox is a great example of this and will further enable us to offer our business partners and users an enhanced, fully customisable and responsive experience that is rich in detail and easy-to-read."
— Brian McMahon, General Manager of MapQuest
Eric Gundersen, CEO of Mapbox, adds, "We provide building blocks. It's awesome to work with the MapQuest team while they design their next-gen products using our new maps stack. What I have seen from their team so far looks stunning”.
The MapQuest team also plans to roll out a host of product updates to both consumer applications and developer tools:
- A faster, more responsive MapQuest.com for mobile and desktop
- New tablet experience to leverage MapQuest’s fastest growing platform
- New mobile experiences including enhanced features for urban users
- The intersection of content and utility will continue in all MapQuest consumer products with top partners, such as Priceline.com, OpenTable, SeatGeek, etc.