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Building your own ride share app

Richard Sueselbeck

HERE Technologies, Lead Developer Evangelist

Maps have been a killer app for smartphones right from the start. Having maps in the palm of our hands has changed our daily lives more than we often realize. Think about it, when was the last time you were truly lost? In many ways a whole generation has now grown up in a world where getting lost is a thing of the past. Location technology goes far beyond maps, however. Today location technology is at the heart of a broad range of applications, from logistics to games, from social networks to ridesharing. In this talk we will learn how to use location technology by building our own ridesharing app. 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 of this talk you should be familiar with the core capabilities of location technology and how to include these in your own Android applications.