Carebnb was founded as a way for us to help people that needed it most. Across the nation, over 640,000 LGBT youths experience homelessness on a yearly basis. Additionally, over 196,467 couldn’t find safe housing after leaving an abusive relationship. Our goal is to provide a verified, safe, secure, and private place for those people.
What it does
Carebnb provides a platform for homeowners to donate safe spaces to people who have been forcibly removed from their homes. This greatly helps LGBT youths whose parents aren't accepting of them, victims of domestic abuse, and anyone who just needs a safe place to stay.
How we built it
We went through many iterations and platforms before deciding to use Codeigniter and PHP. We considered using Ruby on Rails, as well as React.js, but PHP ended up being the easiest choice for us.
Challenges we ran into
Near the end of the submission window, when we began fully testing our site, we began getting multiple page errors. This meant that we had to quickly fix and test them again, before the deadline.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We wrote our own, custom authentication & authorization system. We also set up our own organized database structure, and successfully got the database working with the code.
What we learned