Vietnamese students create TripHero street travel app
Three students from Vietnam National University recently developed TripHero, a free app that displays a local map with updated information about traffic jams, accidents, thefts, hotspots within a two-kilometre radius.
The students – Huynh Phuong Duy, Le Van Tai and Nguyen Thanh An – conceived the app for their graduation project, as a tool to help bus users update routes and schedules based on the app’s information. The app uses crowdsourcing so that community users can contribute real-time street information that is encrypted and displayed. For now, the database remains limited since the number of users is small, and information is focused on HCMC and Hanoi. However, the app received positive reviews at this year’s technology Hackathon, and the students earned a maximum project score of 10 for its ingenuity and practicality. TripHero can be downloaded for both Android and iOS.
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