This app loads a list of nearby development applications from Planning Alerts and displays them as markers on a map. Tapping a marker displays a small summary window; clicking on that will open the planning alerts webpage for that application in a custom tab where you can interact with it.

This is written in Java, and:

  • Consumes a REST API via Retrofit, okhttp and GSON,
  • Displays results on Google Maps, with clustering via android-maps-utils,
  • Uses RxJava, and Dagger2.

I’m not sure whether to take this further. I’m not convinced of it’s usefulness as a product. Does it have any usefulness alongside the email notifications already provided by Planning Alerts? These are UX questions that I can’t answer until I have some user feedback.

Get it on Google Play

Map of planning applications Planning application selected Details of planning application