Droidcon India 2012

India's largest Android Conference

Anenth Guru


Augmented Reality for Navigation - Thru the Galli

Submitted Sep 12, 2012

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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