A real-time, food truck tracker for New York City.
Tweat.it is the first side project I ever made; it was made with my good friend Joel, who handled the development and engineering. We launched the Web app in 2011 and the next year launched an iPhone and Android app. At the time, food trucks were starting to explode in numbers all over New York City. There was no good way to see where a truck was at any given time.
Food trucks always posted their location on Twitter. We built a layer of technology to sit in between Twitter and Google Maps. We read and translated the locations of food trucks with near 100% accuracy and placed them on a map in real-time.
As food trucks tweeted their location each day, using our custom in-house tech mojo, we identified their precise location and pinned them on a map with nearly 100% accuracy.
↓ Food trucks popping up on the map when they have announced their location
Users could click on a pinned food truck to see their latest tweet, link to their Twitter profile as well get directions to the truck’s location using native mobile app functionality.
↓ A person looking at all the active food trucks in New York City
Jess Eddy is a product designer in Australia
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