We were inspired by the theme of Social Good for this hackathon, and wanted to make a novel tool to help the general public. We were intrigued by the capabilities of Radar.io, and by the presence of the Toronto Police.
What it does
Sends alerts to users inside and entering Geofences, which are setup by the administrator (in this case, a police service). These Geofences can be adjusted and deployed quickly to warn users about emergencies; improving public awareness and safety.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We successfully developed an app with the Radar.io API integration despite having no previous experience or online tutorials.
What we learned
Making an Android app for the first time, we learned a lot about app development, API integration, and the capabilities of Geofencing
What's next for Vigilant - Public Warning Mobile App
We would like to integrate the features of Vigilant into existing apps for Police Services, and expand on the app's capabilities. Most notably, the ability to adjust Geofence shapes and sizes to conform to highways or certain regions. This could be done using the enterprise version of Radar.io.