Our team of two came to HackLondon with two goals:
Initial suggestions of data visualisation, 3D and virtual reality quickly came together to form the idea of visualising location-based data on a 3D interactive map, which would lend itself well to the increasingly interactive nature of the web and technology today. A quick browse on Mashape for APIs highlighted Bitcoin data as a really exciting area for us to start off in.
Building a solid foundation for such an interactive project by combining the three.js 3D modelling library, which is traditionally very static, with AngularJS, a front-end framework known for its dynamic nature, was a challenge, but we are happy to say that we have succeeded and can now easily present any data given with latitudinal and longitudinal data on our globe.
This is a very experimental project that we see a lot of potential in, and we have a long list of extra features and extensions. We also feel this platform would port equally well for a range of different subject areas, using open API data and will soon experiment with doing so.