Every year Outside Lands generates more than 60,000 attendees that flood to Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, for a chance to catch their favorite artists perform. One of the biggest issues that the team recognized was that when you have so many attendees going to a single event, traffic and congestion will always be one of the biggest problems. By using the Uber API and Google Maps API (traffic layer), the GetOutside team was able to create an iOS app that helped address this issue. The application analyzes traffic patterns ahead, provides the most efficient route for the driver, and suggests the best drop off point for the rider when comparing the ETA for driving vs. walking. This way riders can get as close as possible to the event via Uber and when it’s most efficient, they can simply get out and walk the rest of the way. The drop off point not only suggests the spot which will save the rider time, but can also prevent future traffic congestion as well.
Introducing H20flow, an innovative and interactive solution of tracking real-time water usage per water outlet. Once inserted within all the water pipes of the house, the photosensors in our product will easily be able to calculate how much water is being used for that given sink, toilet, or shower. Where would one find the results? Easy. Alongside this device is the access to our mobile application where usage can be recorded in real-time to influence behavioral changes within consumers. The aim of our device is to allow citizens of the San Jose community to rethink the way they use water and change habits for a greener future. With the implementation of our devices, residents of San Jose will make a strong commitment towards a healthier bank account while bringing about educational awareness of the ongoing drought.