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EatFit integrates MapmyIndia APIs to provide a hyperlocal delivery experience

EatFit, one of India’s largest healthy food platforms, will be integrating MapmyIndia’s Location APIs that will enable it to improve the app experience, reduce delivery times and improve the overall user experience.

With food delivery becoming an increasingly common thing of the present, especially during the pandemic, ordering food has never been more convenient or safe. Keeping that in mind, this partnership aims to make the food experience customer-centric.

MapmyIndia’s location APIs augment the EatFit applications in several ways to enable the map functionality through the address picker and auto-suggest features. Additionally, to aid in accurate delivery, MapmyIndia is providing the routing algorithm for tracking and distance matrix APIs to improve EatFit kitchen discoverability and hence optimise the delivery network.

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EatFit and MapmyIndia aspire to provide users with the ultimate food delivery experience that can help make India healthier and hyperlocal by utilising the best-in-class location tech that MapmyIndia has built for the entirety of India. Currently, EatFit is present in Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mysore & Coimbatore, and further planning expansion across India.

A few words from team Eatfit and team MapmyIndia on the exciting development:

“At its core EatFit is all about its customers. We strive to keep serving the best and healthiest food options to them at their convenience and offer a great customer experience across the board”, commented Ankit Nagori, co-founder, EatFit. “The integration of MapMyIndia into our app is a step further in this direction. We believe that their highly-capable team will help elevate hyperlocal navigation and strengthen our delivery network, thus making ordering in food from EatFit a far superior experience.”

“We’ve been great fans of EatFit as a business, and Ankit as an entrepreneur, and are excited about the benefits they are bringing to users. We’re happy at MapmyIndia to move a step ahead in our endeavour to deliver cutting edge, location-based cloud services. By integrating our Location APIs with EatFit, we are not just offering our services but also aspiring to provide a much faster delivery & a healthier experience to the Indian consumer. Whether someone is at home or on the go, they can use EatFit to order a healthy meal,” says Rohan Verma, CEO & Executive Director at MapmyIndia.

Support Swachh Bharat Mission – Report clean and unclean place on the map – Let’s Make India clean together!

This Gandhi Jayanti, let’s contribute and support in making India cleaner. On this day, we are extremely proud to share you can actively join & participate in Swachh Bharat Mission by reporting places that are clean, not clean, & that you have cleaned and report them on the MapmyIndia move app (https://www.mapmyindia.com/move/) and web app (https://maps.MapmyIndia.com).

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If we all support this initiative, we can see every clean and unclean place in India and we can clean the unclean places near us – and contributing to #MyCleanIndia

How you can participate:

1. Download MapmyIndia Move App on Android & iOS or open maps.mapmyindia.com in your browser

2. Open the app, from the home screen, swipe up to open the Quick Access Menu or click on the + icon the map on the web portalDownload the app from MapmyIndia.com/move and long press on the map to report, or open maps.MapmyIndia.com in your browser and right-click on map/click + on map.

3. Tap on Report an Issue Category on the app

4. Now, select the Swachh Bharat Category on the app or on the web portal

5. Report places that are clean/not clean/and those you have cleaned.
6. Share and tag 2 friends to do the same on social media

7. Use the hashtag #SwachhBharatMission
8. Tag official handle of MapmyIndia @mapmyindia and MapmyIndia maps @MapmyIndiamaps

* The post that generates 25+ likes or retweets with the link will be eligible for the prize.
“Be the change that you want to see in the world.”
So, let’s step up in support of the Swachh Bharat Mission and help mark places on Map myIndia maps and super app.

Wish you all a happy Gandhi Jayanti 2021.

MapmyIndia announces solutions for Drone companies, partners with Drone Federation of India to launch and fund Innovation Challenge

  • 2D, 3D, 4D and HD digital mapping, GIS, geospatial analytics and AI solutions for drones
  • Real-time drone identification and tracking GPS-based IoT devices and IoT software platform
  • Enables positive benefits of drones to economy and society while ensuring safety, security and privacy
  • Drone Innovation Challenge 1.0 with up to Rs 1 crore for winners and up to Rs 4 lakh each for qualifying participants designed to encourage indigenous innovation in Drone-tech.

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MapmyIndia, India’s leading digital data and technology products and platforms company for maps, geospatial and location-based IoT, announced its solutions for the burgeoning Drone industry. MapmyIndia also launched the Drone Innovation Challenge 1.0 in partnership with Drone Federation of India (DFI), a premiere industry body that promotes drone-tech and strives towards building a safer and scalable unmanned aviation industry.

MapmyIndia’s solutions for drones are targeted to empowering drone manufacturers, drone service providers, drone solution developers and drone users and enterprise customers. These solutions include products, platforms, and APIs for advanced and interactive 2D, 3D, 4D and HD digital mapping, GIS, geospatial analytics and AI, as well as real-time drone identification and tracking IoT and flight operations automation. Companies can register and apply to the Drone Innovation Challenge and those qualifying, will be given free access of up to Rs 4 lakhs each worth of MapmyIndia’s solutions, usage credits and technical support. Winners of the Challenge will be showcased widely and get up to Rs 1 crore or more worth of joint go-to-market support, business opportunities and funding support opportunities. Details about MapmyIndia’s solutions for drones and the MapmyIndia-DFI Drone Innovation Challenge 1.0 can be found at https://www.mapmyindia.com/solutions/drones.

On the occasion of the launch, Rohan Verma, CEO and Executive Director of MapmyIndia, said that: “The Government of India introduced pathbreaking regulatory reforms in the geospatial industry in February 2021, which liberalised, unshackled and unleashed the potential of the indigenous geospatial industry, for which we at MapmyIndia are extremely grateful. Similarly, they have started consultations for the draft Drone Rules 2021 which are aimed at liberalising the drone sector, which is a very welcome and progressive step. At MapmyIndia, we are completely aligned with the Honourable Prime Minister’s vision of an Aatmanirbhar Bharat, and since our inception in 1995, have been focused on accelerating the advent of a Sarvottam Bharat, bringing the benefits of best-in-class, indigenously and in-house developed, digital maps and location technologies to all Indians and at the same time enabling India to become a global powerhouse in these strategically important sectors and advanced technologies. India’s drone market will grow rapidly to a size of worth USD 1.8 Billion by 2026, and we are focused on enabling, the best, most cutting edge drone solutions that positively benefit the Indian industry, economy and society and ensure our country’s and citizens’ safety, security and privacy. We are excited about the MapmyIndia-DFI partnership and are inviting drone manufacturers, service providers and solutions developers to participate in the Drone Innovation Challenge 1.0. In the past few years, we have funded and partnered with various drone startups and ecosystem players. We will help the winners of the Drone Innovation Challenge 1.0 and further scale up the indigenous ecosystem with joint go-to-market business and funding opportunities.”

Smit Shah, Director, Drone Federation of India said that “India is projected to become one of the largest markets for drones. While we focus on manufacturing drones in India, it is also crucial that we leverage India’s existing software development expertise to develop an indigenous suite of software solutions to create significant value addition for the drone ecosystem. We aim to find, support and promote such indigenous solutions as a part of this challenge. The MapmyIndia-DFI Drone Innovation Challenge 1.0, a unique competition has been specially designed to encourage innovation at the grass-roots level, with an appeal for innovation-driven tech companies. This challenge, the first in a series of initiatives that have been jointly planned will help create new technologies and solutions that will not only enhance the utility of drones across sectors but also make them accessible to millions of Indians.”

 Companies and Innovations Invited for the Drone Innovation Challenge

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Companies manufacturing drones, providing services based on drones, or building software solutions for drones are invited to apply for the Challenge and encouraged to leverage MapmyIndia’s products, platforms, APIs, and solutions to innovate and build:

  • Drones and drone components & sensors that help in surveying, mapping, surveillance, inspection, delivery and transportation use cases across various enterprise, government, agriculture, mining, smart city, law enforcement, security, and defence verticals.
  • Drones meant for consumer, recreational and travel and tourism applications including geo-tagged photography and videography etc.
  • Map-based drone software solutions like interactive ground control systems, drone fleet management solutions, industry-specific drone data processing and visualization platforms, unmanned drone traffic management solutions, drone delivery systems, drone surveillance and inspection solutions
  • Drone monitoring, tracking and security systems, and solutions that help identify and counter rogue drones.

To apply to the Drone Innovation Challenge 1.0, please visit mapmyindia.com/solutions/drones.

Alexa can now guide you to nearby locations with MapmyIndia’s Location APIs

  • Alexa Voice AI natively integrates MapmyIndia Location APIs
  • Just ask Alexa for the nearest COVID-19 testing centre, pharmacy, hospital and more

MapmyIndia Location APIs will make real-time data readily available on Amazon Alexa. Alexa’s Voice AI can now answer questions about points of interest (local business locations and landmarks) and locations of COVID-19 testing centres using MapmyIndia’s real-time data.

In recent times, voice has become a huge part of consumers’ experience when they are searching for information online. Access to rich and accurate data by asking simple questions on Alexa-enabled smart devices, hands-free, can be extremely useful and delightful for customers.

Users can now ask Alexa to provide the nearest COVID-19 testing centre, and the Alexa-enabled device will provide addresses of the nearby testing centres along with travel distance. Customers can get started by asking questions such as “Alexa, where can I get a COVID-19 test?”.

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In addition to COVID-19 information APIs, MapmyIndia also provides cloud-based Location SDKs & APIs that allow users to access numerous landmarks and business categories, such as pharmacies, petrol pumps, supermarkets, hospitals, malls etc. for the vast & myriad country that is India. Users can ask “Alexa, find a nearby pharmacy”, or “Alexa, where’s the nearest petrol pump/ supermarket/ hospital/ mall”.

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Responses from Alexa that are accessed via MapmyIndia’s APIs are available on all Alexa-enabled devices such as the Echo Dot smart speaker, Echo Auto, Fire TV, on the free Alexa app for smartphones, through the microphone icon on the Amazon India shopping app (Android only), and Alexa-enabled devices such as smart speakers or TVs made by other brands.

A few words from team Alexa and team MapmyIndia on the exciting development

“Customers in India interact with Alexa millions of times every day for entertainment, help in managing the day, controlling a smart home, as well as looking up information”, said Dilip R.S., Country Manager for Alexa Skills and Voice Services, Amazon India. “The Alexa service is always getting smarter and more useful for customers. We are happy to announce that, with the addition of MapmyIndia content, Alexa is now even more knowledgeable about nearby places.”

“MapmyIndia moves a step ahead in its endeavour to deliver cutting edge, location-based cloud services. By making our Location APIs & hyperlocal content available on Amazon Alexa, we are not just offering our services but also assisting the Indian Public, by providing hyperlocal search on Alexa, whether they are at home or on the go. Currently, we offer dynamic, COVID-19 specific services, and we are always improving MapmyIndia with regional and hyperlocal features,” says Rohan Verma, CEO & Executive Director at MapmyIndia.

To learn more about the location tech that powers Alexa, explore MapmyIndia APIs & SDKs at mapmyindia.com/api

Ministry of Electronics & IT enables map services in UMANG App – Signs MoU with MapmyIndia

  • The service will enable people to find government facilities like Mandis, Blood Banks etc. near their location
  • With the newly launched map service people can easily navigate through visual and voice directions
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MapmyIndia Maps will be powering map functionalities in the UMANG app for key services like
Mera Ration (to find the Nearest Fair Price Shops), eNAM (to find Nearby Mandis) and Damini (to view lightning struck areas)

Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY) has taken various initiatives in the recent past to ease the lives of citizens by facilitating online delivery of Government services. To further enhance the initiatives of the Digital India Programme, and keeping in view the theme of ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’, MeitY has enabled map services in “UMANG App ” through an MOU with MapmyIndia.

How do citizens benefit from this?

As a result of the integration of UMANG with MapmyIndia Maps, citizens will be able to:

  • find government facilities nearest to their location, such as mandis, blood banks and much more, at the click of a button
  • see these on the most detailed and interactive street and village level maps of India, built by MapmyIndia
  • view the driving distance, get directions and turn by turn voice and visual guidance to locations, including traffic and road safety alerts during navigation, through the linkage between UMANG App and MapmyIndia

Which UMANG services are using MapmyIndia Maps?

UMANG app has already started to provide map functionality through MapmyIndia in the following services:

  • Mera Ration – Through UMANG, users can identify and navigate to the ‘Nearest Fair Price Shops’ as shops are visible in the form of pointers on MapmyIndia integrated map

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  • eNAM – Through UMANG, ‘Mandi Near Me’ service will help users to identify and navigate to the nearby mandis pointed on the map
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  • Damini – ‘Damini Lightning Alerts’ service is to provide lightning alerts to users by giving a visual of nearby areas where lightning has struck in the last few minutes. This alert mechanism provides the possibility of lightning strikes on map view.
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Are there more UMANG services in the pipeline that will integrate MapmyIndia Maps?

Yes! To further increase usefulness to citizens, the map functionality will be shortly enabled in many more services such as:

  • ESIC – Users can view ESIC centers such as hospitals/dispensaries on map view and navigate to them
  • Indian Oil – Service is to locate nearby retail and distributors of Gas stations as well as fuel filling stations
  • NHAI – Users can view the toll plazas and toll rates information while travelling
  • National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) – provides information corresponding to nearby police stations on the map
  • Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (Meri Sadak) – will help users to raise complaints of damaged roads (under PMGSY) by selecting the road on MapmyIndia platform

A few words on the MoU from MeitY and MapmyIndia

“To further enhance the initiatives of Digital India Programme, and keeping in view the theme of Aatmanirbhar Bharat, MeitY has enabled map services in UMANG App through an MOU with MapmyIndia. As a result of the integration of UMANG with MapmyIndia Maps, citizens will be able to find government facilities nearest to their location, such as mandis, blood banks and much more, at the click of a button.”, the ministry said.

“We’re grateful & excited to have MapmyIndia Maps & APIs power Umang App, Govt of India’s single platform for all Indians to access pan India e-Gov services”, said Rohan Verma, CEO & ED at MapmyIndia.

MapmyIndia’s innovative and indigenous geospatial products & solutions are fully aligned with India’s mission towards being Aatmanirbhar and self-reliant. To explore MapmyIndia products & solutions that are helping government organisations transform governance and empowering citizens, visit https://www.mapmyindia.com/government