I wanted to fix the problem of insecurity in the motorbike 'Bodaboda' taxi, which has been a problem here. Some riders were not qualified or authorized to ride and they would also steal from customers at night.

What it does

It allows a customer/passenger to verify the rider before boarding the bike. This can be used to gain trust in the mode of transport again.

How I built it

I build a portal which could be used by Saccos to register riders, and afterwards, the registered riders are 'Safe' to board. A user can now verify them by sending their plate numbers to a shortcode, and they'll get a reply whether they're safe or not.

Challenges I ran into

I was using new technology (Blockstack), which I was not very familiar with, and also the limited time.

Accomplishments that I'm proud of

I built a working MVP which could do the basic tasks listed.

What I learned

I learned how to securely authenticate a user using Blockstack.

What's next for Boda Safe

I plan to improve on user interface and more features and try it in real life.

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