We wanted to integrate AR into developing a new and fun way for people to communicate.
What it does
Users can walk around and discover geographically-bound notes left by other users. When a user gets sufficiently close to a note, the note appears in an augmented reality interface. After reading a note, a user can choose to upvote or downvote the note, or even leave a note of their own.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
Creating the augmented reality with Becoming familiar with the various libraries involved including react-native and Amazon web services, resolving a variety of environmental errors, and ensuring compatibility of the app with both Android and iOS devices.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
Getting the AR system to display the notes in 3D space and using APIs to create a functional database that would store necessary information about users and the notes.
What we learned
App-building with react-native, using APIs to work with a database, and project management via GitHub.
What's next for Breadcrumbs
Sorting features (e.g. cycling through different notes over time at a given location), image uploading and storage capabilities, more precise AR (displaying a note on one floor of a building and not another), more direct user-to-user interaction and customization features.