Student Hackers Create a Voice Controlled Map App with WRLDBy WRLD Team on 12th October 2017 | Data Visualization, SDK This past weekend, WRLD was a proud sponsor for the 4th annual Cal Hacks, which took place on the campus of UC Berkeley. With over 1700 participants from around the world, it’s one of the biggest hackathons in the world, full of hackers cramming some amazing innovation into 36 hours. We saw awesome submissions from many teams, with one team stealing the prize by creating a unique voice controlled map application integrating real-time data of San Francisco.
- Recent Twitter activity map
- Route functionality indoors between two room names in the same building
- Route functionality indoors between two room names in different building
- Optimized POI routing for user convenience
- Live routing from user’s current position to given destination
- Complete Voice control for all of the above features and more
- reSCue, by Denim Mazuki, Christopher Cao, David Valdez and Thomas Zhang, is a web application that empowers first responders to view a live heatmap of a region as well as precise locations of individuals within a building if floor plan data exists. A live Twitter feed is viewable alongside the map to provide context for activity occurring within a given location. This team won the Cisco Meraki prize for integrating with live real time data on top of the WRLD indoor map.
- SafeWorld (Ethan Burrell, kushgk, Jordan and Varun Arora) used WRLD maps and crime stats data to help route users from A to B along the safest path. They also used the WRLD Unity SDK to build a Virtual Reality visualization of the same data, providing for an immersive way to explore the high-crime areas of San Francisco.