As many stores start to reopen, social distancing becomes more important to contain the spread of Covid-19. We will build an application that will allow for users to book slots for their favorite stores based on the number of users at any particular time that will be present at the store. If the store is full for a slot, the user can view other available slots and book them. By open, we mean they can accommodate more people.
What it does
The chatbot collects information about the number of people allowed per slot. Then, it uses the location of the user to find nearby stores with open slots for a specific need (such as an item users are looking for). After listing the nearby open stores, the bot allows users to choose to view the number of available slots, most popular items in the stores. Then, user will receive a code as a booking confirmation if he/she confirms booking slot. Users can use that code or send a message to store's website/page or come to the store with the code so that the stores can update available slots. With this, the bot gives a live count of people inside the store. If the user is a business owner,
How we built it
We built it with: Express Node.js backend, Sequelize ORM and Postgres database. It's hosted on Heroku. We also use Facebook Messenger Platform