There are lots of weather apps in the market that tells us about the weather, rain forecast, wind speed etc, but there was no app or service, which uses the UV index data to suggest, warn and inform us about the UV conditions outside, and what we should do to save ourselves from the sun's wrath, and so we decided to make one.
What it does
Sun Safe is an extremely simple and useful utility app, that uses the trnql APIs to get the UV data, and uses it to tell/aware/warn people on what the condition is outside their house, and what they should do to keep themselves safe from the harmful UV radiations from the sun, all in an awesome UI. It also detects when a person is outside the house, walking, running, biking, in car and if the condition is extreme, warn them immediately to take the necessary precautions.
How I built it
We built this app for android in java, using the trnql API.
Challenges I ran into
We didn't have much problem while making the app as trnql has wrapped the complete process of getting the data much beautifully. Though we had the problem of location not emulating correctly in the emulator, and we didn't have good devices to test the app.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
We came to know about this hackathon one day before the submission deadline, but we still managed to complete the app in 1 nights time, even not hacking with native android before.
What I learned
This was the first app that we developed in native android, and I'm proud that we learned the full Android pipeline to develop the app.
What's next for Sun Safe
The app is now published on the Google Play Store, and it will continue to update with more new and exciting features, bringing out the full potential of the trnql APIs.