My name is Tracy Hartford, and I have a BS in Computer Science, a BS in Psychology, and an MA in Education.
It rains a lot in Seattle. Even on Sunny days, particularly downtown, there are grey shadows cast from the buildings. Sunny Spot would be a mobile app that would help people on their lunch break or happy hour find a spot where the sun is shining through. It would use information about building height and the sun trajectory to model and pinpoint sunny spots in the users's area.
I've worked on a couple of mobile apps with friends. One day when a friend and I were searching for the elusive sunny spot in the tiny little summer we had, this idea was born.
Funded by Seattle, WA (December 2011)