One day, GaTech tested all of the freshmen for Covid-19 testing. But the problem was, this led to a huge line of students out the door of the testing center. This not only wasted time for the students, but it also could have been a Covid-19 outbreak with so many students close to each other. So, we wanted to build something that would fix this problem, by telling everyone the wait time.
What it does
Allows people in the line to give their estimates on wait times for certain locations, so other users can use this to make informed decisions.
How we built it
We set up a Firebase Realtime Database for the backend, to hold the information about the events, and their wait times. Android Studio was used to build the app, and we allowed users to see not only specific events and their wait times but also a map displaying all the places and their wait times as well.
Challenges we ran into
Integrating Firebase with android studio took some time because this was our first time using it. Displaying the map, using an external SDK was hard to configure, and reading the MapBox Android Docs took a lot of time.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We fully finished the project and implemented everything we planned, in a timely manner!
What we learned
We learned about integrating firebase into Android studio, using an external SDK like Mapbox and all of its methods, and how to properly use GitHub.
What's next for BuzzTime
We want to expand to more locations, insert the ability to add locations automatically from the app, and better user experience.