Everyone has a phone, and it’s broadcasting its location to the system cell-sites. Many phones in a single location, travelling in a single direction at approximately the same speed means they will be on a road somewhere, going to someplace. This app is meant to converge with Google Maps.
Current Task in Progress
I know NEXT TO NOTHING about making an app. Right now the idea is just that- an idea.
The first thing to do will be to determine how to get the phone densities per location, which means a collaboration with phone companies, or perhaps their systems have a frequency that can be tapped to determine how many devices are broadcasting on that frequency.
The next step is to build a real-time image map of the densities of those phones.
The third step will be to overlay those densities on an existing Google Map of the area.
The fourth step will be establishing an update system, wherein the map shows real-time changes in those densities as they happen.
Much as a GPS receives directional data and a user’s corresponding position relative to that data, we should be able to develop an app that functions quite the same way, except it uses triangulation data from cellular sites to locate phones.
Where I Need the Most Help
Like I said, I know nothing about apps, or how to make them. Therefore the app will have to be built from whatever has been started that is related to or may branch off to the functionality that this app requires.
Why I’m Passionate About This Project
I have been stuck in traffic before, and listening to the radio does not help much, especially if the traffic advisory or update is for a city you are not familiar with. I thought it would be great to be a total stranger to a city, but have an app on your phone that gives you real-time traffic information on your Google Map. This way you have a VISUAL on your situation even if you don’t speak the local language.
Perhaps the app can be designed to merge with a GPS system for better functionality.
I am still on the lookout for new material that will help me with this idea.
What I Want To Accomplish
I want to be able to develop this app and perhaps sell it to a real-time social media network.