21 Location, Location, Location


Charles Mendis and Bounce

One of the most compelling mobile apps is Maps. The ability to see where you are and navigate to where you’d rather be is one of the true killer apps for mobile phones in general. But once upon a time, before Android 1.0, this app didn’t exist. Android had to staff a team to make it happen.

Meanwhile, another engineer at Google, Charles Mendis, had an idea for a different app that needed mapping technology.

Charles Mendis worked in the banking industry in Australia, but was encouraged to apply to Google by a friend of his. The friend ended up at Amazon, while Charles joined Google ...

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