ExploreNearby-University of Illinois UIUC simplifies finding location of your interest around University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign campus.This handy, easy-to-use application leverages the latest technology to help you search the places of your interest in real time within and outside the UrbanaChampaign campus .The key technology used is Augmented Reality (AR), which provides an AR view that superimposes location information over the camera view of the real world.
Features you can find in the application:
ExploreNearby - University of Illinois UIUC is an Augment reality based application designed to help you to find nearest utility places in and around University of Illinois UrbanaChampaign campus with respect to your current location like Buildings,Accessable entrance,Bike Path and not only this it also helps to find Restaurant, Cafes ATM, Gas station, Banks, Malls, Metro/Subway, Bus Stops, Hotels and many more places of interest outside the UrbanaChampaign campus .
Once you have selected a category and pointed your phone in a particular direction it generates all the available places under the chosen category onto your camera view. This creates an Augmented reality view of the places you are looking for. You can rotate your phone 360 degree around yourself and see the places available in all the directions. This application also provides distance adjustment feature through which you can define the radius of your search.
- Sort and check the details of places for the specific category like Restaurant, Cafes ATM, Gas station, Banks,Malls, Metro/Subway, Bus Stops, Hotels and more.
- See the images, reviews ,opening and closing hours of the places of your interest.
- Get the map navigation detail of a selected place right within the application.
- Define the distance radius of your search for any category.
- Toggles between the Map view and Augmented Reality view of places in the UIUC Campus
- Directory search of various buildings and facility of UIUC.
- View places in UIUC by category, such as ATMs, Canteens, Carparks, etc.
In order for our app to work properly, we need a few permissions.
Location - ExploreNearby-UIUC locates you and help you search the places in your vicinity that interest you..
Network - This connects you to the Internet and allows us to send and receive location information.
Camera - This help us to cater an augment reality experience to the location marker around you in the direction you want to head to.