Whenever there is a huge accident, hospitals run out of blood and citizens are encouraged to donate immediately, but the response is usually too late for the patients and then all the collected blood ends up expiring (blood lasts 42 days).
What it does
The app links donors with blood banks and solves the problem of blood crisis by notifying all compatible donors ahead of time.
Additional, you can volunteer through the app at different charity events using a personalized QR Code. You can also report missing items such as wallets, passports and ID Cards and return them to the their owners.
For all your implication in civic activities you are awarded with points that climb you in the leader board and grants you different tiers of discounts.
How we built it
Hard work with a sprinkle of sleep.
Challenges we ran into
The first problem we ran into was deciding on a challenge. At first we've decided to work on the Chat bot but after 7 hours of working on it we realized that our project wasn't really bringing a big improvement so we decided to have a brainstorming session. After a little thinking a little we decided to work on the City Hall Challenge.
Our next challenge was to put all of our ideas into one project and decide witch ideas weren't going to be developed further. After making a plan of what we wanted to do we started coding again.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We are proud that we were able to deliver our project even if we started working on it later.
We are happy to have met one of the members from the team right here at the hackathon. We are pleased to have had such a good collaboration.
What we learned
We learned that teamwork is a key element in developing an app in such a short time.
We also learned the hard way that we need to spend more time on the actual project planning and pay more attention to project management methods.
What's next for Bloodify
There are numerous benefits to writing unit tests
Implementing the app nation-wide and then maybe even at a larger scale.