enviroCar is an Android app that uses a car’s onboard sensors to collect data such as speed, fuel consumption, altitude, CO2 emission etc. using an OBD-II device to which it connects via Bluetooth. The data is then used by citizen scientists and traffic planners for research and development.
Although enviroCar app has been in use since 2013, it’s only been available to Android users so far. Therefore, the aim of this project was to create a cross-platform enviroCar app that would run on both Android as well as iOS devices. The idea was to lay the groundwork on which the community could later build the rest of the app. Happily, with great teamwork, time management and support from mentors, we came quite far from laying just the groundwork.