Mental health has always been a serious concern for people world wide, and as college students, this problem is especially relevant. Because of this, we wanted to create an app that helps make an impact in your circles. So many current apps are targeted towards meeting new people, moreso romantically but also platonically: Tinder, Bumble, and Grindr to name a few. However, sometimes it’s more meaningful to keep in touch with your old friends. This is where Bundle comes into play!
What it does
The main functionality is keeping in touch with your friends quickly. One can make groups where each person updates their status using a range of moods, and you can even send quick video messages or quick gifs/stickers. There are also daily questions that pose for self reflection, and you can view everyone else's answers after submitting your own. Finally, you can send NFTs for special occasions to spice up gifts and keep things quick and digitized, Bundle's mission.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
We had some initial challenges in just moving elements into positions we wanted. We also had video record issues with audio, in which we needed to work around audio states to get the desired functionality. Finally, uploading video files from frontend to the backend server proved to be a difficult challenge as we were limited by the files were too big to be directly transferred between the app frontend and backend.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
What we learned
In the end, we learned a lot of different frameworks and also worked around difficulties. Some of our members were less experienced than others in terms of coding, so we learned to collaborate more efficiently and make the most out of everyone's strengths. We did our best to plan out our project schedule based on what each person could do, and we found out that this was quite intensive.
What's next for Bundle
Currently, you can only send your friends NFTs that already exist. In the future, we want to make it so you can mint & send your friend a custom NFT. Additionally, it could be fun to have short mini-games to play between your friends if both are online. One idea we had was mining a blockchain together. but in a cute mini-game way to go along with our NFT-themed gifts. We also would like to implement a tracker on each contact for how long it's been since you last saw / interacted with them. One final idea was adding private statistics so you can look at some big data—how much likes you send per month, who you most frequently interact with, and average mood over a period of time.
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