CMU does not have the most navigable campus ever. As freshmen, we had trouble remembering which floor connects from Wean to Gates, Wean to Doherty, or just the UC Lower Level in general. Wouldn't it be nice if we can quickly discover all the shortcuts on our phones?
What it does
It takes in two buildings and room numbers, and shows a step by step procedure of the directions.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We finished a prototype for our concept in 24 hours and managed to get six hours of sleep. The app looks quite nice on mobile and might actually benefit future CMU students.
What we learned
Other than the technologies, we learned how to work as a team, communicating efficiently, and planning out ideas in such a short amount of time.
What's next for CMU Shortcuts
To complete the map of the entire campus and optimize our implementation of Dijkstra's algorithm. Almost everything is separated as a component, so future updates should be quite easy.