The Starting Screen... before the magic beings.
Welcome to the Home Page! Where all features of this app hibernate.
Here is a map of the preserve. Pretty big huh? Also, notice the option to open it in Google Maps©!
This is the QR Game feature! Scan our custom QR codes and receive a juicy fact about the preserve!
TRY IT OUT! Scan this lil' beauty with the "QR Camera"
Why stop at one? Scan all the rest to grab some more knowledge
Here are the dorks- erh... the devs of the App! Joshua Talingo & Kurtlin Simmavanh
THE KOP APP
One fateful afternoon, two students entered every student's favorite yellow bus. Their classmates and themselves were challenged to create an app for their local nature preserve. They drove to their destination, Kaweah Oaks Preserve. They experienced the wonders a preserve has to offer, but they knew they can make it better. With their imagination and tech, they created... The Kaweah Oaks Preserve App (KOP App).
What it does
(Make sure your android device has a barcode scanner already installed)
Scans Custom QR codes (spread throughout the preserve for a scavenger hunt experience!)
Fun Facts with complementary Images
Map of the Preserve (option to open in Google Maps©)
Information about trails
Photo Gallery of the Preserve
Feedback option (send feedback to the preserve)
Website option (open the preserve's website)
How we built it
With our imagination, some tech, and MIT App Inventor (and some coffee), we created this app for our local preserve.
Challenges we ran into
- Programming the QR scanner to properly pull up a fun fact with corresponding image
- Making the Pedometer count correctly
- Creating the preview video
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We are proud to...
- provide our local preserve an app
- we created one of our first apps.
- how our UI came out (very simple and complementary)
- hopefully win this competition?
What we learned
We learned how to develop an app, time management, how to use MIT App Inventor, and what makes a good UI. To clarify on the last statement, we put heavy emphasis on the simplicity and color choices because we believe that that's what makes an app (or most things behind a screen) more enjoyable.
What's next for KOP App
Although this app was originally a class assignment, it evolved to so much more. We plan to apply much more features and properties to this app, such as more gaming experience or improve our UI.