I used to push my way around New York City on a skateboard. One day while out skating I caught my wheel on a rock in the road somewhere in Little Italy. I scraped my legs up, destroyed a pair of pants, and began to think about my choices, what happened, and how this could've been avoided.
"A pocket guide of the streets," I thought. And thus Skate Spot was born.
Streets in New York City aren't intended for skaters, most are barely welcoming to bikers, and side walks are technically against the law. Having to maneuver around traffic on narrow roads and avoiding large holes and debris was at times a challenging endeavor. Sure, one could hop off & walk around, but I wanted to avoid it altogether.
I wanted an App that could crowd source this specific kind of information for all skaters.
Skate Spot is an app concept geared toward skateboarders. The main goal of the app is to help skaters quickly locate skate spots in a new city, or find new spots in a current city. The app is intended to show what parks are within a given area, what places are safe to skate in, leave comments about parks and areas for other skaters, as well as report on road hazards that could injure others.