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Space used to be this amazing thing that everyone was excited about. But now, there are so many things happening in the world that it has fallen off from peoples minds.
Some of the biggest reasons why space is not popular anymore are:
We have a solution to bring space back to the spotlight and to form communities around it.
Based on a person location the app shows the best and nearest places where to look at the stars.
Additionally, the person using the app can connect with other people, chat, see astronomy-related events and news and also use the shop.
We use six different data sources. All of which are open source.
To make the user experience better, faster and to save on data usage, we pre-process some of the data in our servers before sending it to the phones.
The app must also work in offline mode since it will be used in less populated areas. For that, we will cache relevant data for the user in their phone. Even the social side of the app can be used offline, location ratings and comments will be uploaded once the user goes online.
From the link, you can see the data structure, how everything is connected.
And from another image, you can see an example of how we created the connections for the prototype.
To sum everything up.
Our main idea is to bring space back to the spotlight and expand the community.
SpaceApps is a NASA incubator innovation program.