A dual view of the google maps GPS view and the augmented reality view. Each marker on the GPS ideally corresponds to a person in real life.
An urge to use gps-integrated augmented reality system using our smart phones
What it does
ClosAR uses an augmented reality subsystem to plot 2D map data points in 3D space. This data point is represented by a sprite shown in the camera view and can represent a person or an object in a relative distance to you.
How I built it
The program was built using Android Studio, BeyondAR api, and Google Play Store api.
Challenges I ran into
BeyondAR, while one of the best AR libraries I could find, is slightly outdated and unkept. This caused issues that spanned through hours of the night and still exist currently that are caused by depreciated google api calls and mismanaged memory management resulting in thread failures.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
I built an application alone, make it significantly functional, and now have a clear path of success to finish the project after the Hackathon is finished. I am proud of myself for working through the night non-stop.
What I learned
Solo-deving is difficult, but perseverance and dedication can allow you to achieve something worth being proud of. I would struggle through this again.
What's next for ClosAR
Further development and possible integration with delivery applications