296 datasets and counting.

You Are Here: Fingal Open Data >> Apps >> Apps for Fingal

Explore Fingal

Submitted by Liam Cantwell, Paul Holthues, James Cantwell last modified Thu, 22 Mar 2012 11:38:20 GMT.

URL: http://explorefingal.com


The idea behind the explorefingal app was to build a game that would encourage people to visit local places of interest. When starting a new game the player selects the categories they are interested in visiting. Categories include

  • Heritage sites
  • Art Centres
  • Scenic walks
  • Parks
  • Museums

Based on the selected categories and the current location of the player, a list of activities will be returned. The list is ordered by proximity to the current location and the player can also toggle to a map view to see the locations plotted on a map.

Each location has one or more tasks that the player must complete in order to finish the game. For example a player might be challenged to:

  • answer a question on the amenity 
  • take a photo at a particular location
  • complete an action such as travel to a set of points on the map
On completing a challenge the player is awarded a number of points. For example if they answer a question correctly the first time they get 100 points for completing the task, if it takes them two attempts they get 50 points and on if they need a third try they only get 33 points (and so on).
They can check their current score and progress as they move through the game.

Screen Shots


blog comments powered by Disqus

Application Categories

Want to advertise your app?

Fill out the application form and we will determine it's suitability.