#hackjsy Profile: Team ‘OvalBit’

For me, one of the most impressive contributions to the output of #hackjsy was that made by Benedict Lewis – who went on a ‘speed run’ and produced a fully functional PhoneGap application within a matter of hours. OK. I know we all did that – but I mean – substantially LESS hours!

Who are they?

Or more accurately, who is he. Benedict Lewis was the only team member and is currently a student at Hautlieu. He first got into programming around six years ago and has spent the last two years travelling around Asia and expanding his technical knowledge.

What did they make?

“BusTrack”, a Cordova (PhoneGap) app which allows you to track buses in real-time, displaying them on the map and allowing the user to filter by route and direction.

Where can I see it?

The app is open source and available from https://github.com/0x62/BusTrack. It has also been submitted to the app store and should be available shortly.

And what does the future hold?

Benedict plans to continue maintaining and improving the app, but has no plans to turn it into a commercial product or add any more major features.

By Matt Chatterley

Matt is a Software Developer / Architect (and an aspiring Author and Speaker, too).

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