Travelling can be expensive but data plans abroad can really push the expenses to a whole new level. With NavText, we were inspired to create an app fuelled by SMS messaging to do all the same services that might be useful while travellling. With this app, travelling can be made easy without the stress of finding Wifi or a data plan.
What it does
NavText has multiple functionalities and is created as an all around app useful for travelling locally or abroad. NavText will guide you in navigating with multiple modes of transportation including requesting an uber driver nearby, taking the local transit, driving or walking. Information such as the estimated time of travel, step by step directions will be texted to your phone after making a request. You can also explore local attractions and food places which will text you the address, directions, opening hours, and price level.
How we built it
Swift Uber API Google Maps API Message Bird
Challenges we ran into
Integrating Message Bird with the Google API. Working around iOS SMS limitations, such as reading and composing text messages.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
Polished iOS app which allows easy use of the formatting of the text message.