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For quite some time now, my father and my uncle have been debating over the coordinates of their houses with respect to each others. Albeit barely 750 meters from each other, there is not much visible reference points or landmarks to figure it out accurately. The blame is on the molasses thick concrete jungle of Kathmandu valley. (Side-note: Kathmandu will soon be synonymous to the word asphyxiation). Although, I sincerely appreciate their curiosity, I think it is time to end this for once and for all.

I have used photos of my sister (Ashma) and my cousin (Samip) as labels to the directions.

The app implements Canvas to "draw" the direction. The two GPS coordinates (obtained from Google Earth) were hard-coded into the program and Azimuth from orientation sensor was used to calculate the direction. Basically, it is a compass that points the direction from one house to the other instead of pointing North. 
Apart from this rather trivial implementation, the code can be modifie…


FindWords is an Android program that implements Jsoup scraper to find more words that contain a sub-word in the beginning, end or somewhere in the word itself. Any sedulous approach to vocabulary building demands an ardent acumen of word-roots. The main purpose of the app is to allow users to find more words that builds upon a word-root currently being studied.

Data-source: More Words