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NYC Life List App

Open source web app that finds three crucial elements in New York street life: wifi, subway, and restrooms.

duties

design, develop

tools

JS, HTML/CSS, Google Maps API, NYC Open Data API, Geocod.io, csvjson.com

Challenge

Living and working in New York city means spending quite some time on the streets, and there are three most needed elements in New York street life that just can't be found when we desperately need them: Wifi hotspots, subway entrances, and restrooms.

Solution

This responsive web app finds the nearest access you have, whether it's subway entrance, WiFi signal, or a public restroom that you need. Taking advantage of NYC Open Data and a handful of NYC restroom datasets available online (here, here, and here), I mapped out each geolocation details. Users can simply drag the map and click each icon, or search location by address or/and zip code.

Dev notes

For smoother user experience and reduce server requests, each API call response is stored at localStorage, which ensures to minimize unnecessary API calls and thus faster response to user actions. Practical usage could be limited by how actively the data feed is maintained.


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