52°North has successfully participated as a mentoring organization for the Google Summer of Code for the eighth year in a row. Two students worked with us over the summer and helped improve the enviroCar UI / UX and create a WPS for ArcGIS Pro. This year’s Mentor Summit took place in Munich, Germany.
The Android client of the enviroCar project helps users collect data about their tracks, including but not limited to, speed, fuel consumption and CO2 production. This data is obtained through an OBD-II adapter that the app connects to via Bluetooth. While there is plenty of data being collected from the adapter, a lot of it wasn’t being visualized. In addition to this, there were a few changes that I felt could be made to the application that would help improve the user experience.
In this mid-term post I will talk about the achievements I’ve reached so far. I will also address what is to come and the minor challenges I face during development.more >
The aim of this project was to improve the user interface of the enviroCar Android client in addition to introducing new functionality to help improve user retention. The user interface is being redesigned to make it more intuitive to use. Additional data that is available in the API is also being used for visualization.