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.