MOST SOCIALLY USEFUL HACK
We've wasted a great deal of time walking around NUS looking for a place to study or eat. That's time that could have been spent studying. Or sleeping.
What it does
Chope God used Augmented Reality to help you reserve a seat at a meeting room or table, and also view which places are already taken from far away. We use a GPS location to save the pin that you drop and certain places can only be reserved for a certain amount of time to be fair to others. Anyone using the app can view who has reserved the place and for how long more they plan to use it.
How we built it
We built this iOS application using the ARKit with a firebase backend. iOS CoreLocation is used to save the location to display the virtual pins.
Challenges we ran into
There were many challenges we ran into. ARKit, being a relatively new framework, is still maturing and was a pain to work with. Saving the location of a pin was also difficult, and so was updating it in real-time.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
The application actually works right now. Anyone who has this app can start using it.
What we learned
To never give up! There were many times that we felt like pivoting but we chose to hang on and work on this because we think this really can make a difference in Singapore, based on our unique culture.
What's next for Chope God
We want to continue developing this application so that we see it being used in NUS and then in the rest of Singapore soon.