Two computer science students, Joshua Li and Greg Donnell, have demonstrated a mobile app for guidance to high-resolution Missouri State University locations from a user’s present location. The app uses GPS and other features typical on modern smartphones.
The app has potential to guide visitors in the “last ten miles” of a visit – once they get to the Springfield interstate exit, guide them straight to the parking lot and destination building. In addition to permanent buildings, the menu could contain information on one-time or annual events, with guidance to the check-in location for that event. Additional features may include a live superposition of a visitor’s pathway upon live photo or map feed.