Eduardo De Leon
MIT EECS Undergraduate Research and Innovation Scholar
Accelerate mobile innovation for the crowd
The objective of this project is to enable developers to quickly deploy applications that take advantage of key sources that are fundamental for today’s networked citizens, including Twitter feeds, Facebook posts, current news releases, and government data. Sensor components GPS location, camera access, SMS texts, Twitter messaging, and NFC technology can be just a “block” away with new additions to the App Inventor platform. The project hopes to facilitate the implementation of new ideas by trivializing the internals of Android application features. In doing so the project hopes to empower technical volunteers to create disaster relief applications within a few days instead of weeks or months.
My internship at Bloomberg LP focused on utilizing performance data to inform the user as they make decisions regarding company regulations. I also worked in the Media Lab’s responsive environment group on a Google Glass application bringing marsh data to the user. Other mobile projects include an iOS application that utilizes geo-location to connect customers and restaurants and an Android application utilizing NFC technology.