Simanti is a Senior Software Developer at Amazon. She has been with Amazon for about 8 years, working on various devices such as Fire Tablet, Fire TV, and Echo Show. She has been with the Last Mile team for almost 2 years now working on In-Vehicle applications for Amazon’s Delivery Vehicles. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family, hiking in summers and snowboarding in winters.
Story about how Amazon built their first in-vehicle delivery app
10:30 > 40 min
The story about how the Amazon Last Mile team built their first Android delivery app that runs on top of Android Automotive OS (AAOS) in the head unit of the custom built electric delivery van. The in-vehicle delivery app compliments our flagship delivery app on mobile for while driving use cases and leverages multi-screen environment, vehicle signals to prioritize core driver needs like instant access to the delivery information and GPS navigation to reduce number of interactions with the system while being up to date with the latest delivery workflow.
In the first part of the talk, we will discuss why we decided to build the in-vehicle app and major architectural decisions. In the second part, we will share challenges we faced with multi-screen UI development, state synchronization between our mobile and vehicle apps, vehicle systems integration and login experience.