Modern airports are huge, they're practically cities, so why can't we navigate them like one? There are many solutions for dynamic navigation and directions, but none of them work within airports. If you need to get to your connecting flight 20 gates down, grab some food, and use the bathroom, all in 1 hour, you don't have time to wander. By allowing travelers to get where they are going fast, airports became a much less stressful experience.
What it does
Help people easily find their way in every airport and make airports less stressful by giving travelers the tools they need to get where they need to go on time.
How we built it
React.js front end, in browser code to run pathfinding algorithm, airport data is stored in the browser to allow for the site to work after it has been loaded, even when the device goes offline.
Challenges we ran into
- Getting large maps to scale on small screens
Accomplishments that we're proud of
- Implementing a successful path finding algorithm
- Creating a mobile friendly UI
- Implementing QR Code Scanning to speed up locating where users currently are
What we learned
What's next for airwaze
Looking forward, this can be expanded across more airports, along with allowing the user to use GeoLocation to plot current location.