A team of students from disciplines of Financial Technology, Computer Science & Business Administration successfully pitched their idea of "CityMyth - a gamified AR city tour guide app" and won a cash prize at the Pitching Contest organized by the Innovation Academy, Faculty of Engineering, HKU.
Team members include:
YU Sichen (Leader) - BASc(FinTech) - Year 2
LI Zhiqian - BEng(CompSc) - Year 2
YANG Fanyin - BBA - Year 3
Victor WH LAU - BASc(FinTech) - Year 2
CityMyth is a gamified AR city tour guide app that aims at reinvigorating the travel industry during and after the pandemic. Different from other travel apps, CityMyth integrates customized itinerary, AR experience, and scripted games to familiarize travelers with the stories behind the city and add more amusement. This app fits the needs of several user categories under the current situation of travel restrictions. For city dwellers, they can have a deeper understanding of their own city culture and history, while having an innovative form of entertainment. For travelers, they can utilize their limited travel time more efficiently and have more engagement during the trip. Regarding technology, they make use of Augmented Reality, and Bluetooth Low Energy indoor positioning to realize the app's features.