This article is cross-posted from ESA’s Living Planet Program blog here. For more information about the App Camp, go to the main page here.
This week’s ESA App Camp didn’t see canoeing or campfires. Developers worked diligently despite the Mediterranean heat to create applications for mobile phones that bring Earth observation and GMES services to the everyday user.
Ending today at ESRIN, ESA’s centre for Earth observation, in Frascati, Italy, 21 developers from 17 ESA and EU Member States spent the week creating mobile applications – or apps – using satellite data.
The goal was to come up with some innovative and off the beaten track ideas for apps using Earth-monitoring data on smartphones, in particular by calling on the possibilities offered by the Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES) programme.
In groups of four, each team worked to create an app under the following categories: GMES for Everyday Life, Observe and Learn, Play the GaMES and Discovering Climate Change with GMES.
On a balmy Friday afternoon, developers of the ShareAware app won the challenge. Their app aims to interconnect people concerned about the environment to understand, learn about, be prepared for or react to various events or ...