Allergy Season Notifier

The idea behind this application is simple: notify people of upcoming allergy season. Some people might be allergic to a certain flower pollen, to exposure to direct sunlight, to dust, to certain types of foods or products. Base on geo-location, time of year/month/day, place to eat notify people of impeding allergies or to take their medication accordingly. Also allow people to specify existing allergies if they know them.

  • Requirements: Table of allergies season depending on the country ;
  • Programming Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate;
  • Designer Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate;
  • Other Skills:
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Social Pub

A Pub/Restaurant wants to create a new social experience for its customers by making use of social networks (facebook, twitter, foursquare, etc.). Develop such an experience (consider a mobile and a TV/ambient interface) which helps its customers connect with people they know, or find people with similar interests and explore social activity in the current location. Consider an interactive way of presenting the information and also privacy issues.

  • Requirements: ;
  • Programming Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate;
  • Designer Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced;
  • Other Skills:
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I’m lost device

Many people with disabilities (visual, locomotory, etc.), certain medical conditions (e.g.: Alzheimer’s), or senior citizens often get lost in new cites or inside buildings. In order to help these specific types of users a device/mobile application is required. The device/mobile application will be able to track their movement, register important health data (in order to notify the ambulance/doctors about the patients condition or eventual accidents/panic attacks or heart attacks), and help the user find his way out of a building/get back to his home.

  • Requirements: prototyping device or mobile device;
  • Programming Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate ;
  • Designer Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate ;
  • Other Skills: ;
  • Similar projects: GPS devices.

Commuters Application

There are a lot of commuters these days (from students to business people, from working people to travellers) and they all need to get at their destination on time. Imagine a mobile application that syncs your alarm clock with the bus/train/subway/tram traffic schedule or accordingly with the car traffic. If the traffic has a good status (not too crowded or overcrowded) it will let you sleep more. If you get an important e-mail with a meeting it will sync with the traffic and let you know exactly when you need to get out the door to be on time for the meeting.

Options like the ones below must be available:

  • today I would like to take the car/bus/train/subway/tram/walk ;
  • legal holidays to let you sleep more;
  • routing options;
  • automatic e-mails to the people attending the meeting to let them know you are running late.

 

Enviromental Bulletin Board

Bus stations, airport waiting areas, or any similar areas tend to be boring. The idea is to provide a bulletin board in those areas, which displays certain useful information like: air quality, time to next bus/airplane, temperature, news, interests points in the area and other information. Bonus: bulletin board is a large touch screen which also enables collaborative games.

  • Requirements: tablet, prototyping platform (Arduino or any other);
  • Programming Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced;
  • Designer Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced;
  • Other Skills: Device Prototyping;
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Tourist Information Point

Develop a prototype of a Info Tourism Application that can be available on three mediums (PC mobile device tablet or smart phone, Custom Made Device). Also take into consideration: internationalization, car GPS integration and social application integration.

  • Requirements: tablet, prototyping platform (Arduino or any other);
  • Programming Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate;
  • Designer Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced;
  • Other Skills: Device Prototyping;
  • Similar projects: any tourist information device  http://vimeo.com/26030147;

Social Photo Challenge

A mobile application which asks the user (at a certain time) to take a picture, of a randomly selected thing (building, object, etc.), near their location. The picture must be taken within 5-10 minutes, and the one who succeeds in taking the picture will pass on to the next round. The winner will be the one who takes all the requested pictures. This game will be played with facebook friends, twitter followers, etc.

  • Requirements: mobile with camera, object recognition framework/library, facebook/twitter API ;
  • Programming Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced;
  • Designer Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate;
  • Other Skills: Game Design;
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