Inspiration

We wanted to build a product where the end user experiences something new every time he/she uses it.

What it does

Oftentimes we don't have time to plan trips, but with Trip Booster, you can have a small vacation planned for you. Simply enter your start and destination points, and Trip Booster will reroute your trip to visit as many places of interests nearby as you specify.

How I built it

We built an android app on Android Studio with Java. We used the City of Waterloo Open Data's Points of Interests as our source of data. We used Google Maps API, Google Places API, and Google Directions API.

Challenges I ran into

Exceeding google places api query quota, Not much prior android experience, Getting the routes to map out on google maps

Accomplishments that I'm proud of

We did what we wanted to do!

What I learned

Android Studio

What's next for Trip Booster

Adding functionality to save your favourite routes and adding an option to avoid routes with too much snow! A must-have in Waterloo.

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