Tollsmart's mission is to provide the most comprehensive and accurate toll information and related services to consumers, enterprises and third party applications across the globe. Launched first as an iPhone application in 2015, Tollsmart was the first consumer application to calculate toll costs across any routes in the US and the Tollsmart API services support many commercial applications.
Toll Content: Tollsmart's content covers all toll facilities in the US, Canada and Mexico in North America and France, Italy, Spain and Portugal in Europe (with plans for further geographic coverage in coming years):
Tollsmart Product & Services: Tollsmart provides the following applications and services:
Tollsmart was founded by two people who couldn’t understand why it was so difficult to obtain toll cost information for upcoming road trips. Leonid (Leo) Iogansen, who developed the original Tolls Calculator USA & Canada iPhone app in 2014, came up with the idea after running out of cash on a toll-laden trip from Baltimore to New Jersey and ended up getting a ticket. It left him thinking there must be a better way to prepare travelers for tolls in advance of a trip.
Jim Kovarik, an entrepreneur and former AOL executive, had already developed an industry-leading fuel cost calculator application (the Galculator) for Cost2Drive, and had been looking for a toll calculator to complement it given that 50,000 people were visiting the site each month in search of toll cost information, a number that was doubling every year. Jim and Leo decided to combine efforts and in April 2015 cofounded Tollsmart, a Virginia-based LLC with a mission to provide full transparency around tolls so people and enterprises can make smarter, more economically-sound driving decisions.
Leonid Iogansen, CTO & Cofounder
Leonid (Leo) is a composer, a violinist and a painter who has traveled across continents to share his art. Like many talented musicians, Leo has a natural aptitude for software development, and his creativity inspired the development of several innovative iPhone apps. Leo is also fluent in multiple languages, including English, Russian, French and Chinese (Mandarin) which will come in handy as we expand Tollsmart to markets outside of North America. Leo has a PhD in Music Composition from the University of Iowa.
Jim Kovarik, CEO & Cofounder
Jim has been designing innovative travel applications for over a decade for some of the world's largest online companies. A former General Manager of AOL Travel, Jim left AOL in 2008 to form C2G (Cost2Go), a company focused on adding Cost as a third dimension to mapping applications alongside Time and Distance. C2G developed the Galculator, an industry-leading fuel cost calculator available on Cost2Drive.com where it is now being used by over 1 million travelers each year to plan car trips.
Jeff is an entrepreneur and an expert in systems engineering, system modeling and simulation, and systems integration in the tolling, ITS and defense industries. Most recently Jeff helped established a North American subsidiary for an Austrian-based multinational company active in intelligent road telematic solutions, where he led the overall system design for the company's first tolling and ITS projects in North America, which combined led to $120 million in revenue. The previous ten years Jeff spent in the defense industry at some of the largest defense contractors working on supercomputers developing simulations for operational analysis models for weapons systems and network simulations.
DoxieSoft, API Development
Tollsmart tapped the resources of DoxieSoft, a software architecture consulting firm, to build the backend web services APIs to convert the original toll calculator application that ran entirely on the client side iOS device (iPhone/iPad) to a server side web service that is far more scaleable, malleable and distributable across infinite devices and platforms (even watches). DoxieSoft is headed by Patrick O'Leary, a cofounder of C2G, and Scooter, his tuxedo-wearing Dachshund.