Inspiration

Beacon was inspired by the need to help people survive in this trying time, our focus was to develop a solution that is able to give people hope even at this time. The beacon app is designed to ensure a personalized experience based on our user's country, providing them with data on diseases, ways to combat at and necessary information to keep healthy in pandemics as we are currently facing in the world today.

What it does

Beacon provides our users with realtime data in a case of pandemics, health tips, we also provide a platform where our users can reach out in a case where they are in need of help or willing to provide help.

How we built it

Beacon was developed as a mobile app with country-focused experience, using flutter to build the mobile, we made use of google geolocator to ensure data delivered to our users are based on their geographic location. Also in other to ensure that our users do not miss any update, we made the beacon app have a push notification functionality to keep delivering timely news and statistics to our users using one-signal as our service provider. we also created a backend in python to get the data from trusted sources, sorted based on the country and also we made this process automated and also in sync with our push notification service so as to ensure our users are always kept in the loop of happenings in their country

Challenges we ran into

Our major challenge was getting data source.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

we are proud to have developed a solution capable of providing the platform and information needed by users in fighting against the current health issues and reach out in a case After the project experience, we have come to realize that an app like beacon can be made to not just deliver information to our users and so we would be improving it to help study trend and predict possible pandemic and also deliver statistics to our user not only based on their country but also their exposure. where they are in need of help or willing to provide help.

What we learned

we learned that data is essential in health, to help protect people and also help experts do their job effectively

What's next for Beacon

After the project experience, we have come to realize that an app like beacon can be made to not just deliver information to our users and so we would be improving it to help study trend and predict possible pandemic and also deliver statistics to our user not only based on their country but also their exposure.

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