Inspiration

I had several times where I was biking somewhere on campus but could not find a place to lock my bike! I realized it would be fantastic if I had a mapping of where bike racks near me were.

What it does

Users can submit locations of bike racks, then an administrator can approve or reject suggestions. Users can then see approved suggestions on a map within the mobile app.

How we built it

We used OpenAPI to define an API specification for our product, then used Flutter to create a mobile app talking to a Python web server. Lance created a Windows desktop app with .NET's WPF to approve/reject user suggestions using C#.

Challenges we ran into

About 7 hours into the competition, our app stopped building for Android. As neither of us own iPhones, this was problematic for development. Hours of troubleshooting led us to a solution, thankfully.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

Going from zero to multiple user interfaces working together in as short of a time as we did.

What we learned

The dangers of delving into native Windows app development.

What's next for Bike Rack Locator

Incentive system to submit bike rack locations, as well as general optimizations and polishing.

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