TimeCheck - A bus tracking app designed at HoyaHacks 2016
With TimeCheck, passengers have the opportunity to ping bus drivers if they are one minute away from the bus stop as a bus approaches. This notifies the driver that there is someone close by and gives passengers the opportunity to board before departure, taking advantage of a small window to make a big difference.
The App was made using Android Studio. We decided to implement the backend in a very unique and never-approached before way. We used the Twitter and Fabric API as a back-end to store requests that the users send! It is then parsed and sent to the bus driver where he can accept or reject the request to wait.
I was primarily responsible for implementing the Google Maps API, developing the front-end and making it a responsive app. I was also the main presenter during the Hackathon.
Our app was awarded the First Prize for 'Most Interesting use of Twitter API' and we were also the '3rd Best hack at HoyaHacks'.