[GAME][FREE][2.1+] GeoGuess - Random Location Game

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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​

Features:
  • 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)

Game modes:
  • 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

Options:
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

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Download:
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Credits:
StandOut by @pingpongboss
DateTimePicker - Modified to get the time picker (0-11, no AM/PM, "m" [":"], "s" ["am"])
Support v4 Preference Fragment
HoloEverywhere
CardsUI & Silk
 

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Quinny899

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How Does it Work?

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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Quinny899

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Update:
1.2
Sorry for the delay, uploads to Google Play were broken this weekend
Area Chooser
Don't like random locations from a certain area? Disable it.
Want to challenge your friend's knowledge of Europe? Disable all the areas except Europe
New menu settings
Improve startup time in normal mode by changing the number of images and set to one per row

Bug fixes - including broken share link