Lockdown blues? Drive through different cities with this app


If you miss the sights and sounds of your metropolis throughout lengthy drives this lockdown, here’s a net app that makes an attempt to recreate that bustle in your telephone.

Musical Drive simulates the first-person view of a driver in a automobile that’s weaving its method throughout the town, navigating visitors and passing by acquainted landmarks. For the whole really feel, you’ll be able to change the road sounds on, and likewise change between different radio stations.

The net app options 22 Indian cities, from the stately vast roads in Delhi and the dusty outskirts of Greater Noida, to a night on the Mumbai Sealink, the coast of Chennai, and the colorful homes of Sikkim.

Ironically, the creator of this net app, Khushil Shah doesn’t drive on the highways — he’s 19. The second 12 months Engineering pupil at KJ Somaiya College, Mumbai, had his days empty after his time period exams had been formally cancelled because of the COVID-19 lockdown.

The net app was his father’s thought. “He saw something like this online for foreign cities, and asked me if I could recreate this for Indian cities,” he says, over a telephone name. Within per week, he and his elder brother Hitansh, who runs the Instagram web page @tipsfromgeek, constructed this net app.

Musical Drive, which opens on an online browser, principally makes use of drive-around YouTube movies and enlarges them to suit the display. The video supply hyperlink for every metropolis is embedded on the backside of the display.

After first response — over 700ok views by the fifth day, he expanded the app to incorporate cities within the US, Canada and the UK. “My classmates told me that their relatives living abroad were really happy seeing the videos because it recreated their memories of India,” he says. Radio stations like Vividh Bharati assist too.

“I now want to add something resembling a calling feature to it, so it feels like you are speaking to your friends while on a long drive. I am not really sure how to go about it, but I’m figuring it out!” he says.

Visit http://musicaldrive. herokuapp.com/index.html or try @tipsfromgeek on Instagram.

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