Droidcon India 2012

India's largest Android Conference

Augmented Reality for Navigation - Thru the Galli

Submitted by Anenth Guru (@anenth) on Sep 12, 2012

Section: App Demos Technical level: Beginner Session type: Demo Status: Confirmed & scheduled


This talk would briefly cover the process that went into developing an app focussed on India. The app 'Thru the Galli' was developed in a Hackathon and is based on Augmented Reality.


Thru the Galli solves the last-mile navigation issues associated with current map based direction systems like Google Maps. Current directions work pretty well for known landmarks. But, to reach a specific location from a popular landmark through shortcuts, human assistance is required.

Using this app, you can create Custom map directions from the nearest Landmark and share it as a link using SMS, Email and Facebook. The app uses Layar's Augmented Reality to make sure you reach the right place without any difficulty. The directions also can be viewed over a web browser.

The app is one of the winners of Intel's App4India contest.


Basic understanding of a location based mobile app.

Speaker bio

Anenth has experience is developing mobile apps across all platforms. His favorite platform is Android :) Having developed native apps till now, he is exploring cross platform app development (Phonegap and Titanium) these days. He is a Co-founder of Ideophone, a startup that develops mobile apps for Travelers. His twitter handle is @anenth





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