Stephan has been at Amazon for close to 15 year and had the opportunity to work on some of the largest mobile initiatives at the company. Stephan led engineering for the creation of the Amazon Mobile shopping app across multiple platforms (Blackberry, Windows Phone, iOS, and Android) along with the mobile web experience. He also led the development for Amazon’s mobile seller applications as well as Alexa Mobile, including the creation of a new React Native/Native UI platform used across hundreds of developers within Amazon. In his role as Director for Driver Assistance Technology Stephan currently leads the creation of new technologies to assist Amazon’s Last Mile drivers inside of the vehicle and in the last 100 yards. Stephan is working out of the Amazon office in Santa Cruz, CA, USA.
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.