As the first task in my GSoC project I have designed the outlook of my program with Balsamic Mockups. I’m trying to come up with screen mock-ups of every possible using situation. Having a clear set of pictures of every single screen I will encounter helps me to grasp actually what am I about to do. Having these sketches it’s easy to proceed to the next phase which is creating these with Qt Creator.
The first screenshot after splash screen will be this. The program will automatically count current day’s Geohashing coordinates and show it on your map.
In the top left corner it shows the date. Because the coordinates are constructed using the Dow Jones opening, depending on the timezones you might be able to take a sneak preview of tomorrow’s coordinates.
Under the date there is a box telling you what is the distance from where you are standing to the Geohash. It also tells you to what direction you should be going. The final information in the box is on what terrain the coordinates are in if we’re able to get that from OpenStreetMap.
On the bottom there are two icons. A tiny house and a flag. By clicking on the house, the map will show where you are, and the flag your destination.
By clicking on the book icon in the lower right corner you get an access to your log. While you are on your way, the book will be just a place to write down information. When you reach your destination the icon will turn into a checkered flag informing you that you have reached your destination.