Our team is entirely comprised of asexual people who feel unwelcome on traditional dating platforms, where there is an expectation that sex is part of dating. We wanted to create an app that would better reflect the type of relationships we're looking for and where asexual people are welcomed and celebrated.

What it does

AceSpace connects users with one other based on location, interests, and what type of relationship a user is seeking. It then allows them to connect and chat with one other. The prototype demonstrates the basic user interface and navigation tools that will be implemented.

How we built it

We started with user research to determine what features we wanted to include and would be most useful to users, then wireframed and created a high fidelity prototype using Figma. We then began to code the app in Android Studio.

Challenges we ran into

Both members of our team are first time hackers with zero app experience, so we struggled with learning how to build an app and how to use Android Studio. Therefore, we were unfortunately unable to produce a functioning app.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

We are very proud of the animated elements we created and included, as well as the fact that we completed our first hackathon with a clean, high fidelity prototype.

What we learned

We learned how to create animated elements and include them in our prototypes, how to use several functions of Android Studio, how to use emulators, and how to use Figma to create high fidelity prototypes.

What's next for AceSpace?

We hope to continue learning about app development and to produce this app for Android, and potentially iOS as well.

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