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Rando 3D - Hiking Guide Android Apps (in french)
« on: April 27, 2015, 02:33:32 pm »
Hi,


My apps are finally released !!  8)   ===> https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.faceausud.aspelescun

The goal was to make an interactive version of already existing mountain hiking maps (on paper), for both PC and Android.
Areas covered are located in the Pyrénées, south-west of France.
Hiking pathes are represented by polylines, and places by billboard planes.
You can see your position and path using the phone GPS, and with the right orientation thanks to magnetometer/accelerometer/gravity sensors. You'll never get lost in the mountain again !  ;)
The Java (PC) version is actually an editor allowing to build a guide from scratch, by placing points of interest, picking paths, ...

App demo video ===> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpeNPrsTxTo

Some technical features :
  • advanced billboard system (rectangular billboards for better picking, billboards have always the same size on the screen whatever their position, ...)
  • advanced blitting GUI (interaction with blitting elements, blitting drag with mouse / touch, buttons magnification, menu animations, blitting tooltips, ... )
  • fast vertical projection on map (using a kind of simple polygon research)
  • custom shader : add color on map depending on the altitude, and display altitude iso lines
  • high resolution texture (4096x4096) available even for android
  • camera : orbit camera, "walkink camera", camera smooth animations, compass-like camera rotation using android sensors, ...
  • atlas system for huge amount of small textures (billboards)

I still have to improve a few things, but it's yet 100% functionnal.
For now only 2 apps (2 different areas) have been released, but new area are comming very soon.


A big thank to Egon, who is of course credited in the app description.
Please add it to your Projects page if you like it.












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Re: Rando 3D - Hiking Guide Android Apps (in french)
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2015, 11:20:47 pm »
I would like to try it, but it's a little bit too expensive to buy it just  for fun. Plus, and that's a bit strange, the play store says that it's not compatible with any of my devices. That means that it doesn't work on a Nexus 4, a Nexus 7 (2012+2013) and Nexus 9 or a Galaxy Note 1...what special requirement does it have that prevents it from running on my devices? Do i have to have a french device or anything like that?

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Re: Rando 3D - Hiking Guide Android Apps (in french)
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2015, 12:15:46 am »
It's really strange, it does not require anything special, and it works for sure on Nexus 7.
However it could indeed be a language problem, for now we've just enabled the apps for a few countries (France, Belgium, Spain, ...)
Where do you live in ?

PS : yeah I know it's quite expensive, I'm not the one who set the price. I'll send you an APK in private. Also, we may soon use our engine for other stuff, and it could be free.

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Re: Rando 3D - Hiking Guide Android Apps (in french)
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2015, 08:06:16 am »
Thanks, I'll have a look. I'm from germany, so that might explain it. I had french at school 25 years ago...and I sucked at it... ;) But it's enough left of it to get an understanding of the basic content of a french text if i roughly know the context.

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Re: Rando 3D - Hiking Guide Android Apps (in french)
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2015, 09:49:22 pm »
It looks nice and runs very well on my Nexus 4 even with high texture resolution. It makes me want to go hiking again... :(

I'll add it to the projects when I find the time.

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Re: Rando 3D - Hiking Guide Android Apps (in french)
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2015, 11:06:04 pm »
Glad you like it, and thanks a lot again for your precious help !

It's just the begining, we'll use our concept for other projects. ;D

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Re: Rando 3D - Hiking Guide Android Apps (in french)
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2015, 11:52:30 pm »
I've finally managed to add it to the projects page!

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Re: Rando 3D - Hiking Guide Android Apps (in french)
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2015, 10:39:24 am »
Thanks a lot !

We have sold 145 apps for now, had 3 articles in local papers and will soon be on local TV news.
Also, we have had a few propositions to develop other apps based on the same concept.

 :)