Monday, March 24, 2014

We did it again... 3rd place! (tranSPlot)

Hello again!

This is the second time my team (Bad Request) is awarded third place on a hackathon! This time we were participating on the 1st Transport Hackathon of CET (Companhia de Engenharia de Tráfego, that is the Traffic Engineering Company). Our objective was to build an App called tranSPlot (short for Plotagem do Transporte or "Transport Plotting") that would allow people to automatically report current traffic conditions anonymously using their smartphone (by using accelerometer and GPS data). That way we could use this data to create a map of the current traffic conditions (not only for the main avenues) for the city of São Paulo, allowing people to choose the best path or the best means of transportation based on the information available on this map. We believe that by having such app, the population of São Paulo would face less traffic congestion, thus making them happier and more productive.

Just like last time, the code for the applications (for Android and iOS), WebService, and Web page, is available on GitHub. Please note that these applications are not yet ready for massive use, some server-side optimizations are still required!

Proof of Concept

The prize: R$ 5000 (~$2200) + $1000 in Amazon Web Services

P.S.: Our first hackathon app, inSPorte, is now available on the Google Play Store.


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