Uber and Twitter patents referring to our inventions


We developed “Enhanced Geocoding” technology which was patented as #US8538679 to locate physical addresses on the street using a complex reverse geocoding algorithm, which is now being referenced by Uber in their patent #US9389096.

In 2011 while building a sales enablement tool for an iPad, Akash Takyar, the founder and Chief Architect at LeewayHertz invented an enhanced reverse geocoding algorithm. The technology allows a user on the street with the help of an app to see the physical addresses of the buildings around him on a map. An example of the technology could be, a door to door sales person can see the addresses around him in real time and make a go or no-go decision.

“Enhanced Geocoding algorithm is used to determine various physical addresses located on the same street. The module creates a grid around a predetermined location and requests the physical addresses of various coordinate points located on the grid.”

Uber has drivers all over the street, and they may be using the technology to identify the customer address more accurately. It could provide drivers and passengers a better experience to find the route.

Inventor of “Enhanced Geocoding” Technology

Akash Takyar holds a master in computer science degree. He is one of the first few developers who worked on the early days of the AppStore and launched the first 100 apps when Apple launched the AppStore in 2008.


This press release is originally published in Digital Journal.

Author’s Bio


Akash Takyar

CEO LeewayHertz

Akash has built over 100+ digital platforms used by millions of consumers. Akash is a core member and ambassador of Hedera Hashgraph and Hyperledger. Akash has invented a reverse geocoding algorithm used by Uber and Twitter. Akash is a technical architect and has been a consultant to McKinsey, 3M, Simens and Hershey’s. Akash holds a masters degree in computer applications.

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