AccessLondon – an android app

This is an android app I wrote in android mode of Processing for a project at UCL.

The app is part of a group visualisation project I worked on with collaboration with another 3 UCL students, Gianfranco Gliozzo, Gareth Simons and Stelios Tsaparas. You can see the rest of the work on our group’s blog, ActivityBeyondBarriers.

You can find the source code here.

Activity Beyond Barriers

Logo of the app Logo of the app

Based on initial visualisations, we observed that many accessible tube stations were not used as much as we had anticipated. We therefore thought that it may be beneficial to create an app pointing the user towards the closest accessible stations along with pertinent information about the station and context. The idea continued to evolve and nearest bus stop information was also added, based on buses’ popularity and also due to the fact that all buses offer disabled access. There are many applications available that focus on trip planning. However, this one is different in the sense that it is focused on finding the nearest accessible stations and bus stops for the disabled users. The process is made fast and simple by requiring just two clicks (taps).

Screenshot of app home page Screenshot of app home page

To add to this concept, the user also has live updates from the twitter accounts…

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About Katerina

Katerina is a Google Developer Expert for Angular and a software engineer, focused on the web front end. Her projects focus on interactivity, web maps and new technologies. She also likes to mix and match web APIs, experimenting with device sensors, and she open sources her code for the general good. She speaks at international conferences and co-organizes the Angular Athens meetup. She is also involved with supporting diversity in the community, speaking about it and helping the ngGirls whenever she can. Katerina is obsessed with sharing knowledge and spreading the word about things she loves, which is all that has to do with web. She is indigenous to the internet, and she loves web development. So much that she does not understand the distinction between work and life sometimes. Or so her friends say. She lives with her Maine Coon in Athens, Greece.

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