geoSherpal - Interview with the developer of a fantastic app

Did you have any prior development or coding experience?


What was the most challenging aspect of developing mobile app?

Huge amount of data.

The interviewee, Mike, is the developer of geoSherpal app.

Name a few of your favorite apps and reason you love them.

Navigator, FairEmail.

How long have you been working on this app?

8 months.

What need of the user did you have in mind when developing this app?

The user wants to look for something and he does not want to give his personal data to have recommendations.

In what way do you think your app is better than similar apps on the market? Please describe in detail what innovation you think you bring and what you are proud of in your app.

The design of the application does not need personal data to make recommendations et and preserve reputation of everybody. All the data are extracted from OpenStreetMap, then everybody can complete or modify the data.

What are your future plans and expected features of the coming new versions of this app?

Integrate more countries and display more information about points of interest.

Assuming new users of your app are reading this page. What do you want to ask them to do (contact you about X, Share the app, etc.)?

Use and share the app (then OpenStreetMap will become a good alternative... )


About App:
Motto : Interesting and local, it's ideal to rediscover regions !

Who has never dreamed of being guided to find good surprises during his vacations? or to rediscover regions with new nice places near his home ? or to give good tips to people passing by?

GeoSherpal is an ecosystem that allows you to recommend geographical locations that correspond to your interests. The specificity of GeoSherpal is that it is designed to work with the minimum of anonymous data, namely the interest ratings that you decide to share with the community of "GeoSherpal" users. The larger the community, the better the system is able to offer relevant recommendations.

In its own way, this application fully participates in supporting the local economy by indicating nearby centers of interest.

The GeoSherpal application :
- loads points of interest (POI) from the regions you are interested in.
- saves the interest ratings that you enter.
- works with the phone's position or with maps (your choice).
- works in connected mode or in complete autonomy (offline, no network required).
- does not record your name, first name, phone number, position.

According to your needs, you can create exploration profiles corresponding to all situations (vacations, daily shopping, walks, ...).

The points of interest are extracted from Open Street Map. Thus, anyone can decide to add or modify the points of interest using the tools provided by the "OSM".

The definition of the maps is maximum when the internet connection is available.

Available regions are :
- France Métropolitaine
- Guadeloupe
- Guyane
- La Réunion
- Martinique
- Mayotte
- United Kingdom
- Ireland
- Swiss

Categories: Maps & Navigation

Date: August 23, 2022

Developer: Mike

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