Inspiration

Inspired by the frustration of unreliable cellular and WiFi connections indoors, the creators of Anegrid set out to create a solution to finding the best spots for a strong signal and connection, whether it be inside the library, a local coffee shop, or the confines of your home.

What it does

Maps out home WiFi like a heat map so you know where the best spots are for a strong signal. Maps out public wifi spots like libraries and coffee shops so you know where the prime seating is. Maps out cellular connection so you can know in advanced where the data is the weakest.

How we built it

We used coded our app in JavaScript using ionic. The back-end was made by coding in php and MySQL. We designed the app using Adobe's Photoshop and illustrator.

Challenges we ran into

We had trouble with the comparability of Java with slim and restful API's, so we coded the app in JavaScript when we're only proficient at coding in Java. Have our designer leave for 9 hours and comeback and unable to collaborate with our Front-End Designer till he came back

Accomplishments that we're proud of

Able to finish our project within 12 hours. Have our designer leave for 9 hours and comeback and be able to collaborate with our Front-End Designer till the UI/UX was satisfactory.

What we learned

We learned how to code Android and ios platform in Javascript, how to convert .avi files to gifs, and how to map out a business based off of it's blueprints.

What's next for Anegrid

The next step for Anegrid is to be able to use use GPS and avoid spotty areas where the connection isn't stable enough to navigate without the GPS losing it's location so it can re-route when needed effortlessly. We'd like to include the ability to save previous WiFi locations you've been to so you can refer back to the heat map without having to wait for the app to ping to the router and back, Also for Anegrid, we'd like to see the completion of a fully functioning app available for download on the Android and IOS devices. With investor backing, the developers of Anegrid hope to be able to dedicate more time to creating a useful, successful product.

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