Innovative logistics company launches new routing platform
Following the immediate success of their first platform, Routific is announcing the launch of an even more comprehensive platform today. The new software is… · More designed for delivery businesses whose core focus is building a profitable and self-sustaining business in the face of increased competition and funding scarcities.
Developer · If you had to hand-deliver 50 packages, how would you go about planning the best route?
That’s a theoretical problem… · More mathematicians and computer scientists have long tussled with, and you might even be familiar with the traveling-salesman problem yourself. Simply put, it asks: given a list of locations and the distances between them all, what is the shortest possible route that visits each location once and returns to the origin? Clearly, solving that problem is an attractive proposition for any e-commerce business that delivers goods, because it means lower fuel costs and fewer drivers.
But there’s a hitch: the problem gets very hard, very quickly. “If one single driver has to go to 57 stops, you already have a quattuorvigintillion possible combinations,” explains Marc Kuo, the CEO of the Vancouver-based route optimization startup Routific. “That’s a one with 75 zeros.” Existing computer systems would take days or weeks to evaluate every possible route. Instead of seeking perfection, then, firms must find smart approaches to improve their routes as much as possible.
Single page web application built with the MERN stack
-Stacks: React, Redux, Node, Express, MongoDB.
-The overall design is a SPA client interacting with a RESTful API provided by the back-end. The front-end is hosted on Firebase, back-end on Heroku with Github integration.
Hi-fidelity prototype of interactive social ebook interface
UX designer, UX researcher, User Experience Design, Ux Research, Usability Testing · - ShaReader is a high-fidelity ebook prototype which facilitates… · More annotation sharing in the digital reading environment.
- Usability testing results showed that ShaReader is able to facilitate social annotating with minimal distraction to the users. It also allows users to smoothly switch between the reading and the annotation viewing tasks.