Dec 15, 2019
During the Brownstein Group’s 50th anniversary we ran a program called Brownstein Gives Back. Each team was challenged to come up with a way to give back to our community. We had been working with the Mural Arts program in Philadelphia and I came up with the idea to leverage an existing database Mural Arts had on hand. We developed an app to guide people through the city to see and learn about the murals. The app was location aware, we developed a light Restful API to talk to Mural Arts DB and tied it into Google Maps api for directions. The data was sketchy, so we create a way for user to capture and submit photo’s to update the database. They could even report damage. We later redevelpped the app and enabled it on their website and it still work with your mobile device.