This tool shall help you find the most suitable shop in your area with the least busyness level at any given time to make shopping easy peasy. Help everyone by sharing your own observations about crowds and queues in front of your own favourite shops by looking for the symbol. Please read the project description before you launch off. There you'll find information about the limitations of this tool and the data it uses.
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Enjoy your stay and share the project if you find it useful :)
The goal of ShopSensor is to find for you the shop with the least customers to make shopping a pleasant experience and at the same time reduce the infection risk with COVID-19.
This is achieved by using historical and in 30min intervals fetched Google maps data which holds information on the busyness levels of many shops throughout your city. Additionally, ShopSensor users can contribute their own observations about the presence of people and queues at various locations. By comparing these busyness levels in real time ShopSensor can give you a recommendation and ranking of the shops in your area.
It is important to note that this is solely a recommendation. The underlying data is only an indicator for the actual amount of customers at any given time at a specific location and must not necessarily reflect the real situation (unlike the real user observations!). By using this tool you acknoledge this fact. Therefore, use this tool with care. This project is not funded, I make no profit off of it and I do and will not collect any personal data besides normal server logs.
Feel free to contact me about your personal experiences, feedback as well as improvement recommendations for this tool. Currently only a small selection of cities inside of Switzerland are covered by the data acquisition and therefore accessible in the map. If enough people request a new location I will strongly consider adding it.
I hope this tool can help some of you if only a little - stay safe :)
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We need your help
Did you just go shopping? Select the shop on the map and tell us how many people you think there are and if there is a queue. This helps us and everyone else using ShopSensor. It's all completely anonymous!
It takes less than a minute