We wanted to allow users an easy, efficient, and quick way to reach out to a friend in an emergency situation.

What it does

When in an emergency situation, the user can open the app and enter the emergency number with different gestures comes different actions. With a twist the user can call the emergency contact, with a flick the user can text message for help using their GPS location.

In short, twist it to call, flick to send location.

How I built it

We built it using Presto API along with Android geolocation, calling, and texting.

Challenges I ran into

We had never worked with Android Studio or Java. In addition we found a bug when cloud sync is on the phone the smartwatch cannot connect using our Presto app. It was also tricky to parse the location coordinates into the messaging function.

Accomplishments that I'm proud of

Learning Android development (both mobile and wear), Presto API.

What I learned

Android development. Teamwork. Management. WE LOVE HACKATHONS.

What's next for Alertify

Improve UI/UX. Access the app without unlocking the phone. Publish on Android Play!

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