[GAME][FREE][2.1+] GeoGuess - Random Location Game
GeoGuess is a game similar to GeoGuessr on the PC, in which you are transported to a random street view location and have to work out where you are
Random locations - Could be anywhere where Street View is set up
Google Play Games integration - Leaderboards and achievements to challenge your friends (G+ sign-in required)
Against the clock mode - how quickly can you guess where you are?
Fun and educational - Improves geological awareness (and guessing skill!)
Awesome menu screen, random locations as background (slow to load on bad connections, can be disabled on start)
Free mode - Casual play, take as long as you like
Against the clock - Set a time and guess where you are before the countdown reaches zero
In the future I'm planning on adding a multiplayer mode, so you can play your friends properly, using Google Play Games
Note: You will need Google Street View and Google Play Services installed to use this app, though Play Services should be installed automatically on your phone by Google
Number of rounds per game - How many random locations do you want per game (note: only games with 4 rounds count towards the leaderboard)
Unit of distance - km/miles
Time (against the clock mode) - How long the countdown runs for
This is more of a developer post, but it's actually fairly simple:
Using StandOut you are able to display overlays over apps easily
What the app does is generates a random street view location (try it here [check the URL after loading]), and then opens a Street View intent with that longitude and latitude and an overlay with guess and quit buttons
It also has a background service that checks Street View is still open (quits if the user presses home or back)
When the user presses "Guess", it launches a dialog with a map on it, they place a marker and it tells them how far off they were and awards points accordingly.
The way it awards points is exactly the same as GeoGuessr, so technically you could have PC and phone tournaments, but GeoGuess has more random locations (as they're generated on the spot), so should be slightly harder
The against the clock mode is exactly the same, but also shows a second window with the countdown, and when it hits zero, it opens the window declaring the user has not guessed in time, awarding no points
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