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Mobile application which adds an interactive layer to the thousands of murals in the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program.

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Philly Mural Finder

Description

The Philly Mural Finder is a mobile application which ads an interaction layer to the thousands of murals from the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program.

Data

The base mural data comes from http://www.muralfarm.org

Getting up and running locally

  1. Setup a local webserver (MAMP, XAMPP, etc.)
  2. Fork this repository into a folder that is accessible by your webserver (i.e. /Applications/MAMP/htdocs/)
  3. View the app in a webkit broswer by going to http://localhost/{path to muralapp}/public/index.html

Roadmap

This project is new and liable to change quickly, but here is the vision for the first few iterations.

  • A map loads in a mobile browser showing murals near them.
  • A user can select a mural and find out more information on it (photo, description, etc.).
  • A user can favorite a mural.
  • A user can comment on a mural.
  • A user can ‘share’ a mural. (e.g. facebook/twitter)
  • Data collection capabilities
    → Research and understand needs of mural art community
    → Research public wall spaces in Philadelphia
  • Make separate native app versions of web app
    → iPhone platform
    → Android platform
    → Use PhoneGap for conversion

Future versions:

  • Expand upon the types of art mapped
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