Inspiration

My team and I have a deep interest in astronomy. We planned to use our curiosity and creativity to make an application that provides the user with a once in a life-time experience.

What it does

Tracks your location using the GPS and calculates the nearest shooting stars that could approach you. It points out the location of the shooting star on Google Maps. The app gives you the opportunity to engage the rest of the public via twitter.

How I built it

Using Google Maps API, Java, Android Studio, photoshop, Twitter API, NASA, Socrata, and a few other APIs. We managed our team workflow on github.

Challenges I ran into

We had trouble integrating the Google Maps API and using the GPS to get accurate data.

Accomplishments that I'm proud of

We are proud that we finished our app regardless of the absence of one of our team members. Unfortunately he had to go home. We are also proud that we built an app that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing.

What I learned

I learned how to integrate APIs in a more efficient manner and I learned how to use Android Studio.

What's next for Asteria

Development for other astronomical events, release on IOS, usage of external APIs for scheduling travel, and releasing on Google Play Store.

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