1. Display of Offline Maps for offline viewing
Whilst overseas, users may have difficulty obtaining data connectivity to have access to the full functionalities of Google Maps. Our functionality “View Itinerary Offline”, will provide the accessibility of having a pocket-sized travel guide book, based on each user’s customized itinerary, as long as the user selects to download an offline copy for future reference.
With the implementation of OSMDroid (Open Street Map Droid), the application will cache a specific map area pertaining to the user’s itinerary. This allows users to view the touring area on the offline map, complete with zooming features and search function of that particular area.
2. QBeam – Augmented Reality View
Even as locals, users may be surprised to discover unknown places of interest around their town. This is where QBeam comes in to help with the discovery, by displaying places of interests surrounding the user’s current location. This will be viewed through the lens of the phone camera, complete with the direction and distance away from the user.
The team will be looking into exploring the Vuforia and Wikitude SDKs for Android to deploy the Augmented Reality View function.
3. QEureka - Smart Itinerary
For casual travellers, planning a detailed itinerary for a short period of time from head to toe may be a hassle for some users. Thus, the application will also be providing a function to generate a smart itinerary based on a smart and detailed algorithm. The current plan as of now will be based on user’s input on:
- Country of choice
- Food choices
- Trip theme/preferences (of activities)