The dream behind the project is quite straightforward; it is a bridge to bring together people from all corners of the globe to instantly communicate with each other. This App is simplistic in design, easy to navigate and is Android based, a platform that is way ahead of any other mobile operating system.
The advantage of being structured on Android is that it interacts seamlessly with Google maps, a vital factor if locations have to be pinpointed across the world with great accuracy.
Overview of the App
The App basically has two modes. In the first, an OCR camera will read the selected address text, bring up the location through Google maps and enable sending an SMS. In the second, there is an option to take a picture and then proceed with the same process. There are a number of important objectives that can be met through this app. However, a detailed look at how the app works will be in order.
First Mode “Capture Address”
- After opening the app, the screen will show “Capture Address” and “Capture View”.
- Select “Capture Address” option and a popup screen will ask for the chosen language – “Hebrew” or “English”.
- Choosing this option will automatically open the OCR (Optical Character Recognition) camera that can simultaneously carry out machine-readable and human readable text functions.
The camera will recognise the text that has been typed in and will open Google map.
The location matching the text will be shown on the map along with a “Send SMS” button which will take the user straight to the Contacts list and particulars where the message needs to be sent. It’s so easy to fix up a date! “I’m here. Let’s meet at …”
The user can even take pictures of the address from a newspaper, website, computer or a notebook. For example, a picture is taken of a location in Hong Kong and you are in Israel. When the Google map pops up, the destination place “Hong Kong” will be shown in green and the place of origin, London in blue.
Second Mode Capture View
In this mode, a picture has to be taken
The location given and the same process as the first mode has to be followed, right up to “Send SMS” or ''whatsapp''
This mode can be very useful and an example will bear this out. Suppose that the police are in search of a dangerous criminal on the “Wanted” list and you see him suddenly standing right in front of you at a bus stop.
Take a picture, “Capture View”, put in the particulars in SMS/whatsapp and send it to the authorities. It can be anything, even a missing poodle!
One of the important features of this app is the “Share” option. It is very easy to navigate among the apps list present in the mobile device. A share button opens up the list. Simply select an app and navigate there. This seamless steering between apps enables the user to go in for a wide range of functions on related and applicable apps.