While in California for WWDC 2015, I visited Disneyland Resort, Anaheim where I found myself seeking out the shortest wait times, and trying to get around the park efficiently to avoid wasting any time. Often I would end up heading towards an attraction only to find that it’s actually closed.
What it does
Mouse Times - California provides users with live wait time and FastPass return time updates for every attraction. Users can also view attraction descriptions, park maps, distance tracking and ride information such as height restrictions, single rider line availability, disabled access and more. The app also features a companion Apple Watch app.
How I built it
All of the attraction data is stored on Parse.com which is then linked up with an webpage that I am parsing data from for all of the FastPass and wait time info.
Challenges I ran into
Everything went pretty smoothly for the most part. I did have some issues with the Apple Watch extension, but they were quickly resolved.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
This was the first app that I have created solely that uses Auto Layout, Parse.com, JSON and external libraries.
What I learned
I learned how to efficiently handle data from multiple sources.
What's next for Mouse Times - California
I hope to add data for show times throughout the parks, along with restaurant information and reviews. I will also be adding additional APIs to integrate with services like Facebook and Foursquare. A version for Paris is also being worked on at the moment.