We wanted to take advantage of innovative hardware along with hard-to-digest public data available to us.
What it does
Globalyze displays city data on an interactive globe in virtual reality. No keyboard input is required, and the project is 100% interactive. There are multiple modes to visualize the data: weather, hackathon, Yelp, Twitter, and apocalypse. Given the modularity of the modes, this app is intelligently extensible.
How we built it
The project was separated into two parts: the visual aspects in C# for Unity, and the data end in Python/Flask integrating APIs.
Challenges we ran into
Hashing the idea out took a long time - we began our journey with the idea of a pet rock simulator and, after much contemplation and discussion, the project evolved into the global analytics app it is now.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We were able to develop a project that is applicable to a diverse range of settings. SDHacks was also one of our teammates' first hackathons, so we are extremely proud that we could come this far together.
What we learned
We learned to split a project into modular and distinct tasks, which was crucial to this project as the project had two core parts that needed to be executed.
What's next for Globalyze
The sky's the limit! Modes and APIs can be added flexibly as the user desires.