A screenshot of our interface
In our school community we have witnessed kids who are dealing with these types of problems (depression, anxiety, bullying) and often they are lonely. We really wanted to use this project to help those kids.
Our App allows kids to chat with other kids who are facing the same problems anywhere in the world. We built it using MIT App Inventor and using a Tiny Web Database to store the online chat. The web database was the biggest challenge for us. We knew we had to create a way to communicate but it was difficult to send message. We eventually overcame that and that is our biggest accomplishment with this project.
Besides all of the app development basics we had to learn how databases work and particularly how to send and retrieve data over the internet.
The next step for Amigo is to have multiple private chats. Right now it is one big community chat. Eventually, I would also like to add a blocking system to remove negative contributors.