After a bit of an issue with my university email address not getting login details for my Hoppala account (thanks exchange…) I tried today with another email and got my details straight away. So I attempted again to get it working with Layar and managed to add 2 POIs into the environment. I have just been playing around with them to see what is possible so far and found the ability for an action to take place when the user gets to a certain radius around the set location. One of the actions is to play a video and that got me thinking.
After another brainstorm I started to think about one of my hobbies, running. Sometimes when you think up a new route you need to remember where to turn, where to go etc. Looking at a map is a time and tested solution, but its a bit - well - dull. So I thought about little video clip that tells you where to go at various sections along a route. And these can be dotted all around Plymouth. The videos will play as you near a certain point in a route and then show you what you need to pass to get to the next point. I have got adding the points working and tomorrow when its stopped raining a bit I will going and get a little footage between to points to get the proof of concept. I haven't thought of a name for the project yet, but lets give it a working title of 'Impulse Route'.