We want to provide better opportunities for NGOs, nonprofits, and charities by bringing together people, as well as the organizations who rely on donations. Boost is meant to make donation as easy and as seamless as possible, so that it can be a truly rewarding experience for both the user and the organization.
What it does
On Boost, we cleanly aggregate donation opportunities in one place. By encouraging micro donations, we aim for high volume, low cost. It streamlines the donation process for users (one BOOST button!), and connects them to organizations they're more likely to donate to in the first place. Organizations get high traffic, improving the virality of any given campaign or drive. Hosting space is sold to them at low cost, and a percentage of each donation transaction is kept by Boost (like Square). On top of this, data analytics can be provided to the organizations to judge efficient campaigns, target demographics and effective future strategies.
How we built it
We built it by delegating tasks very efficiently.
Challenges we ran into
Handling networking, such as HTTP requests, dealing with image and logo sizings, making UI/UX as smooth as possible, etc.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
Building an app that is so user focused, from start to finish. First time implementing UI/UX, and really optimizing the UX of our Application, as well as prioritizing its accessibility. We are also proud of how well collaboration went between all parties.
What we learned
We learned quite a few new APIs in the process of building Boost, such as flask, and Capitol One's nessie API.
What's next for Boost
Location boosts, added features and premium options such as priority listings, as well as consumer history and data analytics.