A free mobile application that will help people navigate which area is crowded and which is not, when people have to go outside for some necessary work.
Lanterne, a UK start-up company developed this application and is supported by ESA. It uses satellite data and artificial intelligence technologies to identify where people are congregating anywhere in the world.
This app is developed mainly for people who need to leave their home to go to any supermarket or pharmacy can check before they depart whether the shops are becoming crowded or not. If the place has too many people, they can delay their trip until its less busy.
The “Crowdless” app uses anonymised existing data sources, such as Google Maps and Google Places data, that track the movements of mobile devices. It combines this information with crowd-sourced data by asking the user to confirm whether or not the location is busy.
The App developers and Lanterne co-founders Alex Barnes, Yohan Iddawela and Sebastian Mueller created this application in just three days and it has since gone through six further prototypes over the past four weeks.
Currently the application is available for free on both iOS and Android. Yohan said they will ensure that this app will remain 100% free for everyone to use.