This project is solving the Spot the Station challenge.
We mainly wanted to address a need that we think is common to people trying to spot the station, we had this need some months ago when a colleague told us that the IIS will be visible from our city with best possibilities from a place away from light pollution and smog. So we went to one of the highest points in the city, we knew the time when the ISS would be visible but we felt some uncertainty about if it already passed through, where to look, how much time to expect, etc. after some minutes of suspense we were able to finally see it. We had the idea to address these issues which is provide a mobile application that will make much easier for anyone with a smartphone to know where the ISS will be visible from where he/she is standing and even have visible the trajectory and exact ISS location through the phone camera (Augmented reality).
Other of our goals is to promote people to be more interested in ISS related subjects by allowing them to track the current ISS trajectory and location in a map, they can also share their ISS sightings with other users through various social media and each one of those sightings can be located on the same map.
Access To The App
ARISS is an Android application you can install it in any Android mobile device using the APK file listed in the resources section.
Project InformationLicense: GNU General Public License
Source Code/Project URL: https://github.com/arissapp/ariss
ResourcesARISS application APK - https://github.com/arissapp/ariss/blob/master/apk/com.jala.ariss_1.0.apk
ARISS presentation - https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1Tr7sOaSn-9CHKMDkWikKafO8yVopmQhx3DzGDaU5g3o/edit?usp=sharing
Some photos of the team, the app and the event - https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/115088015649522181923/albums/5872800233130629809