BuildingID is an app that allows a user to identify a building. The app will use the user’s camera in order to locate the user’s location and the building they are looking at through a mobile device.

The Process

Use Cases

The user is on a tourist boat that is circling Manhattan. A user is curious about the buildings they are seeing. The user open this app and enables the app to use the device’s camera. The user sees a building with their device. The app displays the name of the building, the year it was built and interesting information about the building.

The user is walking down a street in Manhattan. A user is curious about the buildings around. The user open this app and enables the app to use the device’s camera. The user sees a building through his device. The app displays the name of the building, the year it was built and interesting information about the building.

Functionality

  • Building from the City of NYC and the 5 boroughs

  • App utilizes a device’s camera to identify a building

  • City of NYC has compiled this data: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doitt/initiatives/3d-building.page

  • Building information that is accessed when a building is identified

    • Name of building

    • Height

    • Full address

    • Year built

    • 1 short paragraph about building

  • User can favorite a building

  • User can add notes about a building

  • Basic registration and sign-in only if a user wants to favorite or add notes

Hi-Fidelity Design

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