Gaia GPS

Gaia GPS helps people explore the wild and stay safer in the woods. We make the best outdoor mapping software.

  • Founded 2008
  • 1-15 Employees
  • 0-5 Engineers
  • Travel

About Gaia GPS

Anna and Andrew founded the company in 2008, working on a website called . Anna was previously working as a software engineer at Google, and Andrew was doing marketing for a startup called SureLogic.

In 2009, the company started building Gaia GPS for the new iPhone platform. Gaia GPS has become the goto app for backpackers and other hardcore outdoor adventurers and professionals. Anna built the original back-end, and Andrew did the front-end work, and today work as part of a larger development team.

The company has no VC funding, employs a full time team of six, a cadre of contractors, and is hiring two full-time developers in Q1 2016. The team work remotely around the US, and the company has strong user, revenue, and profit growth.

Here's the founders - the company started from a love of the woods.
Gaia GPS - Here's the founders - the company started from a love of the woods.
Jesse lounging at our Tahoe retreat this winter.
Gaia GPS - Jesse lounging at our Tahoe retreat this winter.
A baby of one employee, husband of another.
Gaia GPS - A baby of one employee, husband of another.
We do stuff like this.
Gaia GPS - We do stuff like this.
Thru-hiked the AT, knows a ton about Gaia GPS, codes a bit now too.
Gaia GPS - Thru-hiked the AT, knows a ton about Gaia GPS, codes a bit now too.
Support and technical documentation for Gaia GPS, in oh so many languages.
Gaia GPS - Support and technical documentation for Gaia GPS, in oh so many languages.
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Tech Stack
  • postgres
  • postgis
  • AWS
  • django
  • node.js
  • docker/coreos
  • objective-c
  • android java
  • angular.js
  • react-native
  • pelias
  • valhalla

Perks
  • work remotely
  • have time for work and family
  • no fly-ins
  • six weeks paid vacation
  • reimbursement for mobile plan
  • reimbursement for home internet
  • top-of-the-line equipment provided
  • annual vacation retreat that's not for working