Tour around the City with Augmented Reality


Wouldn’t it be cool to have an app that provides a description of key attractions along your city tour? This challenge enables you to build an application that can be used by tourists to find city attractions and easily identify them using your phone. While on your tour, use your camera and the app overlays an annotation of that key attraction to provide you with useful information (i.e. TomTom Museum of Art).

You can use Maps SDKs for Android and iOS in combination with TomTom Online services to create a custom app. The TomTom Maps APIs and SDKs (for Web/JavaScript, Android, iOS) are available on and can be used for free once you create an account.

Challenge Type

On-Site Hackathon


$2,000 cash prize.

Projects solving this challenge

Walk Thru Time

I live one block away from Madison Square Park, and I have grown to love it. Some things that were started/invented here include: the ASPCA, the Manhattan cocktail, the suffragette movement, and modern baseball rules... At the same time, I really hate history. I had too many bad teachers in school who taught a long list of dates and names. So, with this project, I want to create a journey for students. They can travel backwards and forwards in time, and learn about Madison Square Park's history

AR ❤️ NY : Street Art Tour

Augmented Reality walking tour app to locate and navigate to different locations of urban street art and murals. AR overlays provide more info about the artwork on display.

Movie Marker

We provide an AR tour with interactive movie references tied to locations. The TomTom API help set up the markers on the map.

Organizations hosting challenge


TomTom created the easy-to-use navigation device, one of the most influential inventions of all time. Since then, our software and navigation technologies have been powering over hundreds of millions of applications across the globe. From industry-leading location-based products and mapmaking technologies, to embedded automotive navigation solutions; innovative personal navigation devices and apps to advanced telematics fleet management and connected car services.

Events specific to challenge

DeveloperWeek NY 2018 Hackathon

This is the official hackathon of DeveloperWeek NY 2018. Get more info here: