We got inspiration from the Detour app that does a similar thing sans AR and is supposed to be done on foot.

What it does

OUaT supplements a train journey with information and stories about the surrounding places on your train journey.

How we built it

We track the location of the train by geo-fencing key network rail timing point locations (the data provided for the hackathon).

Challenges we ran into

A key technological challenge was locating the train in real time.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

Not losing our minds, staying focused on the final product.

What we learned

Android app development, AR, how to hack without a reliable internet connection

What's next for Once Upon A Train

Next is probably content development and user testing to find out what sort of stories customers enjoy. Future plans include translations and cater to different audience sub-segments (kids, rails enthusiasts, ...)

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