Have you ever been wished you could get directions to your destination when you were offline or when you didn't have Internet Access? We wished it too and hence We made TMaps

What it does

To get directions, you send a text with the following format: "#directions from [origin] to [destination] via [travel-mode]" to a dedicated phone number. This phone acts as server and sends back directions to your personal phone via SMS.

How we built it

We built our app using Android Studio Libraries and the Google Maps API.

Challenges we ran into

We faced issues while

  • connecting to the Internet (HOLY SHIT!!!!)
  • running it on different versions of android
  • receiving messages
  • sending messages
  • parsing the JSON we got from Google API

Accomplishments that we're proud of

We have accomplished:

  • a connection to the Internet
  • running it on different versions of android
  • recieveing messages
  • sending messages
  • parsing the JSON API

What we learned

We learned a lot playing with Android Studio and using new technologies for us with it and also linking it to the Google Maps API with Web Programming.

What's next for TMaps

Maybe one it will get implemented to the general public with a real phone number that will provide help to the people with no internet, or that don't want to get complicated with apps and just want to use simple text messages.

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