What it does
The user enters the total amount of money that he/she has and allocates how much to spend in various categories, including but not limited to food, entertainment, shopping, etc. The application keeps track of total spending, how much money spent in each category, how much saved, etc.
How we built it
We used Android Studio to build the frontend and backend. We implemented database system for the user to keep track of their budget as many times as they want.
Challenges we ran into
When we were trying to connect the data from a page to a different page, we weren't able to get the data to be copied/transferred for calculations.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
What we learned
We have learned how to design the UIs with Android and how to connect the frontend and backend matter. We also learned how to use database systems to store and retrieve data that the user has stored.
What's next for Budget Map
Ideally, we would want to add a feature that allows us to track the location of spending. For instance, if we track how much money we have spent on food while living in Atlanta, a map would have flags at the places at the restaurants that we have visited and how much we have spent at each restaurant. Moreover, we can add a feature that would allow the user to connect their bank account, and the user can "tag" their spending to the categories, and the application keeps track of how much the user has spent on that category over certain time (weekly, monthly, yearly summaries).