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Spotifyre is an iOS app that takes advantage of crowdsourcing to track wildfires. A live map of recently reported wildfires and simple design for reporting fires make this app an essential resource for populations affected by wildfires and other natural disasters.
Live Map: A live map displaying reported wildfires that is centered on the user’s current position is the initial view after launching the app. An intuitive “Report FIRE” button provides a simple and rapid fire reporting method for users.
Account Creation: Sign In button on the bottom left of the map view directs the user to the signup/sign in view.
Account Verification: Once a user creates an account, a verification email is sent to them. Wildfires reported from verified accounts have an additional level of trust.
Reporting a wildfire: A user can report a wildfire whether they have created an account or not. A confirmation banner is displayed after successfully reporting a fire.
Reporting a wildfire by texting: If a user does not have the Spotifyre app downloaded on their mobile device, they can still report a fire by texting their location to 440-276-3117 (give a try!).
Map Zooming: The map can be zoomed in/out using the +/- buttons on the top left of the map view.
App Development Information:
iOS (UX/UI): Swift/XCode
Platform: Heroku (Cloud-based Platform as a Service ‘PaaS’)
Texting Platform: Twilio
Databases: PostgreSQL (fire information) and Google Firebase (User authentication)
Open-Access Code: https://github.com/starflock
From left: Immanuel George, Nick Vladimiroff, Juan Ortiz, Nam Do
From left: Mariela Andrade, Gaëlle Müller-Greven, Juan Ortiz, Immanuel George, Nick Vladimiroff
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