Our inspiration came from the idea of emergencies and to help out the people in distress. So, if there is a minor emergency such as a Room has been locked and someone is stuck inside. He/She can Mark the place and comment it through the AR App allowing everyone in the nearby location to see and respond to it directly. This AR App allows you to receive help from not just your friends but by people who are nearby and are willing to help you out.
What it does
This AR App posts messages in AR using GeoLocation of the user which allows people around the user with the App to see it and post messages themselves in real-time. This is a great way to help someone in distress, as sometimes they are unable to contact relatives, but someone might see their message from this App This AR App could be used as a social network to connect various people to each other.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
Working with Amazon Web Service's Dynamobd for the back-end portion of this AR Hack. All of us were new to developing in iOS, using Swift and also using Amazon Web Services which made it very hard but an ambitious project! Another major difficulty we ran into was even though we are doing a iOS/Swift Hack, only one of us had a iPhone to test it on and 2 Macbooks which slowed down our progress and set us back on our timeline.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
Throughout this hackathon, we had problems with programming in Swift as it was a new take for all of us. Throughout the duration of this hackathon, two of our members worked for the entire time to ensure that the AR App was completed. We are proud that even though we divided this into two mini projects, The Web Portion and the AR App itself, we were able to communicate between each other and be on the same path to avoid future problems.
What we learned
Throughout this hackathon, the team members who programmed the AR portion of the App did not know Swift and learnt the language on Friday and went on to finishing the hack well before the deadline of this submission. Additionally, none of us knew Firebase and learning it along the way was a struggle for us, but we were able to come through and have the Firebase portion of the application working!
What's next for shARe
Currently only supported for iOS devices, we want to furthur this application by getting support for Android and developing the Application for Android devices as we noticed only one of our team member was a Apple User while the rest were Android users and it would've been very beneficial if we hacked in Android!