Harley-Davidson

The Harley-Davidson Ride Planner uses Google Maps to help riders plan trips, share with others and get the most out of their route along the way.

3,000+
app downloads per month
Millions
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"Motorcyclists are a varied bunch. Some like short drives through urban centers, while others favor long rides through mountain ranges. They plan their rides with the same care as they plan their honeymoons or vacations. On the Ride Planner website, powered by the Google Maps JavaScript API, they can build their routes using Google Maps and choose the kinds of roads they favor."

{[ctrl.removeAuthorCompany("Heidi Skinner, Social Strategy Manager")]}, The Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Company

Challenge

Harley-Davidson Ride set-out to create a mobile app and website to help its riders plan and share trips while also identifying essential resources like gas stations, hotels and other attractions on their route.

Solution

With the Harley-Davidson Ride Planner website, riders can build their routes using Google Maps and choose the kinds of roads they favor, including Harley-Davidson Great Roads, which are some of the best roads in the country to ride on as rated by other Harley-Davidson riders. The site also calls out relevant places people might want to visit, like the hundreds of Harley-Davidson dealerships across the country that offer official Harley-Davidson merchandise, riding gear and parts & accessories as well as great restaurants, landmarks, campgrounds and other points of interest. After riders build their trips, they can use the iOS and Android apps to display the map route and get turn-by-turn directions. Members of the Harley Owners Group (H.O.G.) plan rides for as many as 500 people, who follow the route on the mobile apps. The apps also tie into mobile device GPS systems for navigation, and motorcyclists can export rides using GPX format into the built-in GPS on their Harley-Davidson motorcycles.

Beneficios

  • Riders can plan, save, share and display their routes
  • Users can plan their trips via the website and then, use the iOS and Android apps on the road, providing a similar user experience across both web and mobile
  • Riders can search for gas stations, hotels and other attractions including restaurants, landmarks and nearby campgrounds
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APIs used

Millions of apps and sites use Google Maps APIs to benefit from a powerful mapping platform. Discover which set of APIs Harley Davidson has used to optimize their website and mobile application:

 

Servicio web de la API de Google Places

Add important places and landmarks on the route

 

Google Maps Javascript API

Build and plan routes

 

API de Google Maps para Android

Mobile app for Android users

 

API de Google Places para Android

Add places and locations

 

SDK de Google Maps para iOS

Mobile app for iOS users

 

API de Google Places para iOS

Add places and locations

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