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Palestra: Building your own ride share app

Track: Solutions Track

Sala: 5 Xangai

Horário: 11:50am - 12:35pm

Dia da semana: Segunda-feira

Slides: Download Slides

Nível: Iniciante

Persona: Arquiteto(a), Desenvolvedor(a) Programador(a), Desenvolvedor(a) Sênior, Gerente de Produto, Líder Técnico(a), Product Owner, QA

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Pontos Principais

  • Understand the location technology used by ride-sharing apps;
  • Learn about key location APIs, such as maps, routing, geocoding, point-of-interest search;
  • Learn how to apply these APIs in your own applications.


When was the last time you were truly lost? Thanks to the maps and location technology in our smartphones, a whole generation has now grown up in a world where getting lost is truly a thing of the past.

Location technology goes far beyond maps in the palm of our hand, however. Today it is at the heart of a broad range of applications, from logistics to games, from social networks to ridesharing.

In this talk, we will explore how a ridesharing app works. We will ask questions such as: How do we find out where the passenger is located? How do we discover our destination? How do we find the closest driver? How do we provide a correct ETA to the passenger in heavy traffic? How do we display this information on a map? How do we find the best route to the destination?

To answer these questions, we will be learning about a variety of location APIs, including Maps, Positioning, Geocoding, Routing, Traffic, Places, and much more. At the end you should be able to build your own ridesharing app or any clever app for which location matters.

Palestrante: Richard Sueselbeck

Principal Developer Evangelist at HERE

Richard Süselbeck is a Principal Developer Evangelist for HERE Technologies, the world's leading location technology company. With over a decade of experience in teaching and training developers, he travels the globe to help them build the world of tomorrow using the HERE Location APIs. Richard has a PhD in Information Systems and lives in Berlin with his wife and no dogs.

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