We wanted to build something that would positively impact the safety and overall quality of life for all Detroit residents.
What it does
Augry connects users via Facebook to form a travel "buddy system" for navigating the streets of Detroit. It not only tracks the user's location in real-time and plots multiple routes of travel from an origin to destination point, but also serves as a data visualization platform, mapping a neighborhood's crime history and providing markers to the nearest safespace.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
Let's build a data analytics app with intelligent path-finding! 10 hours later Let's build a buddy system with Facebook integration! How about both?! Then ensued the usual debugging, uncooperative CSS, and "why's the server down again?" challenges common to any hackathon. But in 36 hours we overcame these challenges (to some extent or another) and are proud to present the future of cooperative navigation systems, Augry.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
What's next for Augry
We hope to flesh out the Facebook user interaction by providing services such as direct messaging and calling, and continue to integrate more datasets into Augry's analytic capabilities.