Display of bike statuses and controls
Amherst College handles their bike sharing in a google spreadsheets. We aim to provide a friendlier, cleaner, and more useful experience for students.
What it does
This application handles the statuses of bikes, their check in, withdrawal, and check out. It keeps a log of the actions taken for later analysis.
How we built it
Using Meteor.js to streamline the prototyping process, we connect our database and use react as a frontend for users to update the database entries.
Challenges we ran into
Design is a challenge, we opted to go for an application that implements Material Design principles.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
The application is easier to use than the existing google spreadsheet it will replace.
What we learned
This is our first Hackathon. We learned the importance of planning, and prioritization. The most important lesson is to keep pushing and never give up.
What's next for AC Bikeshare
AC Bikeshare will implement more functionality that provides a richer experience for managers and patrons alike. Some specific features that will come next include: -integration with Amherst College verification system -ability to contact patrons through application -security checks -real time sync and backups