Augmented Reality for Navigation - Thru the Galli
Submitted by Anenth Guru (@anenth) on Wednesday, 12 September 2012
This talk would briefly cover the process that went into developing an app focussed on India. The app 'Thru the Galli' was developed in a Hackathon and is based on Augmented Reality.
Thru the Galli solves the last-mile navigation issues associated with current map based direction systems like Google Maps. Current directions work pretty well for known landmarks. But, to reach a specific location from a popular landmark through shortcuts, human assistance is required.
Using this app, you can create Custom map directions from the nearest Landmark and share it as a link using SMS, Email and Facebook. The app uses Layar's Augmented Reality to make sure you reach the right place without any difficulty. The directions also can be viewed over a web browser.
The app is one of the winners of Intel's App4India contest.
Basic understanding of a location based mobile app.
Anenth has experience is developing mobile apps across all platforms. His favorite platform is Android :) Having developed native apps till now, he is exploring cross platform app development (Phonegap and Titanium) these days. He is a Co-founder of Ideophone, a startup that develops mobile apps for Travelers. His twitter handle is @anenth