Innovative logistics company launches new routing platform
Developer · Following the immediate success of their first platform, Routific is announcing the launch of an even more comprehensive platform today.… · More The new software is 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.
• Developed both UI and application code individually. Github repo can be found at github.com/renniehaylock/stories.
iOS application to find local restaurants and bars
UX Designer, iOS Developer, Objective-C, XCode, iOS · • Individually developed the full application, both UI design and development, while my partner… · More (Omar) worked on a rails backend API where the app sources its data from. • Completely native Objective-C app, with over 5000 lines of code excluding external libraries used.
iOS application, available in the Canadian App Store, helps users discover local restaurants. The interface puts the focus on images of the venue and a minimal gesture driven UI.
Routific is a SaaS platform for optimizing delivery routes
Developer · Routific is route optimization software that's easy-to-use and headache-free. For smart businesses around the world What customers are… · More saying about us Routific's clean and beautiful design makes it easy to generate routes in seconds. Upload your customer list with a CSV or Excel file.
Routific algorithms inspired by honey bee optimization
Developer · For a delivery truck making rounds, minor tweaks in a route can save huge amounts of time and gas. That's why UPS spent a decade and… · More hundreds of millions of dollars building an algorithm to help calculate where trucks should turn. A startup called Routific designed an algorithm to help everyone else-like local flower delivery companies-also save fuel.