Familonet GmbH developed the smartphone application FAMILO, which uses intelligent geolocation features to help families and groups of friends, colleagues, or roommates to improve communication in their daily lives.
The company’s mission is to offer easy‑to‑use precise location technology and allow group members to share their locations with their families or group whenever necessary.
In 2014, FAMILO won the MobileTech Award and the Webfuture Award. FAMILO joined the Business Incubator Centre of the European Space Agency (ESA) in 2015.
More than 950,000 customers already use FAMILO worldwide. Core markets include Brazil, India, Germany, Turkey, and the USA.
Products and Services or Concept/ Project
FAMILO is a free application for iOS and Android. The app lets you create individual groups, through which you can connect with your family, friends or coworkers. It forms a smart community which offers features like secure location sharing, messaging and a panic button in a case of emergency.
Furthermore, family members can automatically be notified when their loved ones arrive at or leave predefined places such as your home, school or a friend's house.
The application is based on sophisticated inhouse developed technologies for location determination that ensure highest accuracy, reliability and little battery drain at the same time. FAMILO users generate 5 checkins per second all over the world (400K per day).
The app is growing fast (85% organic) and has great engagement and retention figures.
ESA Business Incubation
Familonet GmbH is hosted at ESA Business Incubation Centre (BIC) Darmstadt, run by the German company cesah. This has provided the opportunity to consult ESA experts who have supported with technology insights and ideas to improve the system.
In addition, especially the support provided by cesah in relation to general business activities has been very helpful.