We were inspired by the desire to empower small businesses. Personally, I know that businesses struggle with finding a good location.

What it does

Provide a mobile and web app to query user's interest in a potential business location and match businesses with the interests.

How we built it

The backend was built using node.js / express.js library. The frontend was originally built using Ionic/React.js but then we changed it to just android studio, but then we changed the frontend again to Ionic/Angular

Challenges we ran into

We struggled greatly with the frontend. Many of us were not experience with frontend web development as well as javascript. We ran into a lot of roadblocks that stalled our progress. Some were relatively simple things like retrieving the data from the forms and making http requests with them. Another issue was getting the google maps javascript api integrated into the app

Accomplishments that we're proud of

First of all, we were proud of our idea. We felt that it had an actual use for small businesses and our solution was something unique. We also are proud of getting a good design and plan figured out.

What we learned

We learned a lot about teamwork and learning when the best time to pivot. Also, we got the opportunity to learn some frontend frameworks.

What's next for Business Demand Locator

We want to complete the project and launch the application so that small businesses can benefit from our solution

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