Serve more people by helping them in all possible means
To help people in need of help with people willing to help
What it does
The primary purpose of the app is to serve for a social cause i.e., it connects Donors with recipients and fulfill recipient needs especially during natural disasters
How we built it
We used android-sdk to take in donor information and store it in database using rest endpoints developed in Node. When a person seeking some kind of help(examples: seeking food, seeking shelter during floods, in need of blood etc), he checks in the app with his needs. We used Google location service(FCM) to show the list of nearest donors to the recipient.
Challenges we ran into
Using Google FCM Integrating android application with REST endpoints
Accomplishments that we're proud of
consistent effort Teamwork using various technologies like AWS, Node, Android, FCM Data Modelling for SQL
What we learned
being together as a team adapting to dynamic working conditions new technologies like Android and FCM
What's next for Altruist
The app itself has endless possibilities. Although its currently developed to connect individual donors with individual recipients, it can bring in various NGO's and charities into it's circle. Our ultimate vision is to serve more people by helping them in all possible means. The other side of the coin is to prevent the fraudulent use of the service which itself is a ocean.