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Using Unity to make a courier app

Discussion in 'Editor & General Support' started by Enchiridion11, Oct 11, 2018 at 5:38 PM.

  1. Enchiridion11

    Enchiridion11

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    Hey guys!

    Just wanted to get some advice.

    Is it possible/viable making a courier delivery app using Unity? I am trying to think of all the boxes I need to tick: user login, add details such as address, use Google Maps to validate address, display products, track package etc.

    If not, is there a better alternative out there?
     
  2. JeffDUnity3D

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    Potentially you could use Unity. What is your goal? Do you have access to a tracking API?
     
  3. ferretnt

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    You can use Unity and Firebase, but unless unity brings you some advantage on the client you may be quicker using Xamarin+Firebase, React+Firebase, etc.
     
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  4. Enchiridion11

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    Goal is to create an app for clients to order goods and have it delivered to their address.

    I have a lot of knowledge in Unity (and nothing else) so thought that would be a good place to start. Will have a look at Xamarin and Firebase.
     
  5. Joe-Censored

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    I wouldn't use Unity unless you specifically want one or more Unity features for your application, such as the update loop, the graphics or animation functionality, the physics engine, etc.
     
  6. Enchiridion11

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    What is a good Unity alternative for making apps instead of games? Needs to be cross platform (android and iOS), preferably c# and integrate well with other APIs like Firebase.
     
  7. JeffDUnity3D

    JeffDUnity3D

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    I believe ferretnt already answered that, and you said you would have a look!
     
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  8. enchiridion

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    Xamarin looks amazing, thanks for the suggestion!