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Inspiration

Thought about location based augmented reality integrated with real-time trending data.

What it does

The app accesses a phone camera and places AR markers on buildings that are trending on Foursquare.

How we built it

Augmented Reality, Wikitude, Android studio, Docker, Digital Ocean

Challenges we ran into

Algorithm for tagging buildings based on location was difficult. Example code didn't always compile. Peso F with html 2D map hit a roadblock pretty late.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

Never had previous experience with AR, but managed to get a functioning app with location/category markers using Foursquare.

What we learned

Don't give up at roadblocks. Be ambitious and explore a field we're unfamiliar with.

What's next for FunSquare

Be able to tap on pop-up markers and find out more information about the venue. Toggle between 2D map and live AR camera.

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