Is this Road safety app idea possible to implement on App inventor? (Photograph and plot locations of road hazard issues and share with others ) )

My friends and I were brainstorming ideas a few days ago, and one of them suggested we make an app that people can use to upload pictures of potholes, road repairs, traffic jams, etc... (as the country we live in has terrible roads and this might be helpful to drivers). But I've felt that this isn't possible as we dont actually know how to design an app that can compile these pictures and put them in specific places (because the app would be too large) and also we would have no way of even uploading such things. I feel like I haven't explained this well enough but it's just quite difficult for me to write in English, so i would be more than happy to elaborate on anything mentioned here.

Can this be done with App Inventor? Yes, be aware it will be complex coding.

to an online database (use CloudDB, FirebaseDB for instance). Use the Camera to take the photo and then post it to the database. Once the images are uploaded, others with your app can view them.

Use the LocationSensor to provide location information of the image taken with the cell phone camera. Display the location using the Map component. It is possible to use the image as an icon (Custom Marker) instead of a Map pin.

Then, you probably will want to lots of other things with the database and its images to make the app useful to others.


  • can anyone post images?
  • others I have not even thought of.

Is this easy? No, it is complex and involves lots of programming skills.

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There is a free programming course here and the aia files for the projects in the book are here:

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Thank you very much

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