CA – August 22, 2017 – San Francisco based company LeewayHertz developed “Enhanced Geocoding” technology which was patented as #US8538679 to locate physical addresses on the street using a complex reverse geocoding algorithm, which is now being referenced by Uber in their patent #US9389096.
In 2011 while building a sales enablement tool for an iPad, Akash Takyar, the founder and Chief Architect at LeewayHertz invented an enhanced reverse geocoding algorithm. The technology allows a user on the street with the help of an app to see the physical addresses of the buildings around him on a map. An example of the technology could be, a door to door sales person can see the addresses around him in real time and make a go or no-go decision.
Enhanced Geocoding algorithm is used to determine various physical addresses located on the same street. The module creates a grid around a predetermined location and requests the physical addresses of various coordinate points located on the grid.
Uber has drivers all over the street, and they may be using the technology to identify the customer address more accurately. It could provide drivers and passengers a better experience to find the route.
“It feels good to hear that your invention is being used by reputed companies like Uber and Twitter,” said Akash Takyar, founder, and CEO of LeewayHertz.
Akash Takyar holds a master in computer science degree. He is one of the first few developers who worked on the early days of the AppStore and launched the first few apps when Apple launched the AppStore in 2008.
- Akash Takyar Invention of “Enhanced geocoding” patent: https://www.google.com/patents/US8538679
- Uber Patent on “Determining location information using a location data point provided by a computing device” Patent: https://www.google.com/patents/US9389096
- Twitter Patent on “Method and System for Generating a Geocode Trie and Facilitating Reverse Geocode Lookups” patent: https://www.google.com/patents/US20140280318
LeewayHertz is a reputed enterprise-grade software and mobile app development company. The company is dedicated to solving business problems with designs, apps, and technology. LeewayHertz provides services in building mobile apps, Chatbots, IoT apps, Alexa skills and Cloud solutions. Founded in 2007, the company has developed apps and technology for leading Fortune 500 companies, biggest sports networks, and largest electronic manufacturers. LeewayHertz office is located in San Francisco; the company also has a presence in Irvine, Chicago and Gurgaon, India.
Company Name: LeewayHertz
Contact Person: Mansi Takyar
Phone: (847) 457-1587
Address:388 Market Street, Suite 1300
City: San Francisco
State: CA 94111
Country: United States