We initially had an idea to track buses in real time within Durham. We then realised that we can broaden our project by not restricting ourselves to track just buses. We decided it would be a program advertised towards various companies, where they could then decide what exactly they want to track. So for example, a company like Deliveroo could use our program to allow customers to see where their driver is in real time.
What it does
We have a website that receives a post signal from a phone containing it's longitude and latidude as well as a unique identifier. This is refreshed over an interval of time, allowing a user to track their location in real time. This is shown on a map, which can be found on our website.
How I built it
Challenges I ran into
Basically all of the programming languages used were mostly foreign to most team members. Even though we slowly understood everything, php was definitively one of the hardest languages to work with during this project.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
Being able to understand and use all of these foreign programming languages together as a team was definitively something we are proud of.
What I learned
We learned how to use a plethora of new programming languages and it was the first time most of use worked on the same program, so we also learned how to do modular programming and work interdependently.
What's next for track-it
Since it is a program that can be uniquely used by different companies, we can scale our program by adding more advanced map options as well as include a login system where certain users have access to certain data.