Have you ever gazed out the window of a flying airplane and wondered what you’re flying over?
Of course you have! We all have that natural sense of wonder that makes us want to explore our beautiful planet!
So… How this curiosity can be satisfied in a way that would not affect our free time and would save us from the boredom of the flight at the same time?
This is the question we kept in our mind for the most of Space Apps Challenge… until we came out with a creative solution!
SkyTour is an app that allows passengers to keep track of the plane position on offline mode. By showing all places of interest they are flying over, passengers will enjoy an interactive trip experience through the power of augmented reality.
Our app is designed to be user-friendly, in fact the guidelines we followed for its UI are to keep it as intuitive as possible, to ensure that anyone can use it, from a curious child to a senior traveler!
SkyTour take advantage of online aviation databases to calculate the route of the plane before the departure, so the user needs to access to the internet just one time before the travel starts!
The steps are:
Of course it is! We've designed this application to work totally offline because our users' security comes first.
We do not want services of your phone (eg GPS, Wi-Fi, etc.) to interfere with onboard devices while using SkyTour.
We have really big plans for the future of our app! We’re working right now to implement some very interesting features:
…More interesting features are yet to come!
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