PinFo is an Android application that allows its users to post recommendations about local activities, restaurants, bars or just anything they would like to mark as a point of interest. Brighton is a perfect example of why this application will work so well. With events like the Fringe Festival or the abundance of street art dotted around the city, there will never be a shortage of content. At its core PinFo aims to introduce its users to new and exciting things, help them discover where the things they love are and build a sense of community.
To create such a system I have applied the libraries that Google provide for their Maps, Places and Firebase APIs to the ideas that I had at the start of the project. Utilising technologies I have learnt throughout my time at university like Java, as well as some new ones I have been exposed to developing PinFo. Ultimately creating a simplistic and robust solution to the problem.
- Firebase API
- NoSQL Key Value pair database
- JSON data
- Google Maps API
- Google Places API
- Gradle build system (Ver 2.3.0)
- Android Studio (SDK Ver 25)
- Android Marshmallow (Ver 6.0.1)