Here introduces toolkit for app developers

March 21, 2017 // By Christoph Hammerschmidt
Cloud-based mapping services provider Here has introduced a toolkit that enables developers of on-demand services to integrate location-specific functionality into their apps. The toolkit is specifically tailored to the needs of businesses in the on-demand market and supports various application areas such as e-hailing, car pooling, food and package deliveries and other on-demand services.

Here Mobility On-Demand, as the company has named its product, offers developers of on-demand solutions access to precise map material and traffic-current route guidance, as well as analysis and visualization capabilities. Here is based on a simple "pay-per-order" price model based on the number of bookings actually made.

"The on-demand market is so complex that minutes can be crucial here," concludes Leon Van de Pas, Head of Internet of Things at Here. "Our toolkit provides a number of site-specific features that help developers tackle the challenges of the market and develop apps that make the difference."

Here Mobility-On-Demand supports end-to-end development, and includes Here Geocoders, Here Isoline Routing, Here Matrix Routing, and the Here Mobile SDK (Software Development Kit).

Companies can either develop their own navigation solutions based on the Here Mobile SDK, creating an extended branding experience, or use a deep link Here WeGo, Here's own mobility app, to bring their apps to market faster.

Apps developed with the Here toolkit provide unified map visualization across different device categories, can accurately locate pickup points or delivery locations, and support site-specific notifications. In addition, they provide traffic-related navigation, pedestrian guidance and always up-to-date information on the estimated time of arrival.

The toolkit has already been successfully used by leading on-demand service providers in various countries. Examples are Grave, Southeast Asia's leading Ride Hailing platform provider, and Volt, a popular ride-sharing provider in Istanbul.

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