Not everybody has the time, money or ability to travel. That's why we decided to bring the culture to you with Staycation!
What it does
You can pick a country from our list and we show you where events from that country's culture is happening close to your geographical location. We also displace food recipes from that country's tradition, restaurants that serve that food and tourist places around you that are close to that country's natural landscape!
We also have a translator that translates English to the chosen country's language and common phrases for handy use by travelers.
How we built it
We built this app in Android Studio using SQLite for the database. We used the following APIs: Eventbrite Google Maps Google Translate Flicker Youtube Spotify
Challenges we ran into
This was our first time with Android studio and this posed a number of challenges. We struggled a lot with Oauth but managed to figure it out eventually. This was also our first time dealing with databases and we learnt a lot about SQL databases.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
It's a working android app built by people who've never used Android Studio before in 5 weeks and I think that was really cool because we did not think it was possible when we began.
What I learned
I learnt technical skills like Android Studio, SQLite databases, API usage and User Interface designing. I also learnt to use git and work as a team. I learnt how to discuss ideas and accommodate other people's interests and play to their strengths.
What's next for Staycation
We'd love to publish it in the app store once we have a bigger database with more events, food and places for you!