Inspiration

One of our team members was personally effected by the Hurricane Harvey in Houston Texas. With SouthEast Texas severely flooded, the Coast Guard phone lines were continuously busy leaving many in her town stranded. They relied on social media to signal for others' help. Many of these posts went unseen for awhile, and it was difficult to match and track who had been rescued as everything was happening so fast.

What it does

Asyt.me allows users to signal "In Need of Help", "Reporting a Potentially Hazardous Situation", and "On my way to help". This allows users to be matched up and exchange contact information in a quick and efficient way. The database is updated in real time in order to save as many people as possible in a short amount of time. This can be used in extreme disaster such as a hurricane, or everyday problems!

How we built it

We bought our name Asyt.me from .tech domains and hosted on AWS. We used firebase to keep track of our data. We chose a web app because it is cross-platform and therefore can reach the most amount of people.

What's next for Asyt.me

Continue to expand to make it easier to connect people in distress to people who can help. Including: sending a text message to a person in distress once someone has agreed to rescue them color coding to correlate to degree of distress add analytics
more detail tracking of rescuers

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