Wanting to create an application that can help our community know about extreme emergencies directly to their phones.

What it does

It is a web site that allows people to register their phone numbers. There is an admin page that will allow to send a text message to the corresponding people.

How we built it

Our Application uses Twilio API as the primary way of sending text alerts to users. All of this is done in Node.js and Express.

Challenges we ran into

Getting an actual database to connect to our Node.js + Express application. Decided to use temporary containers.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

We managed to get a very simplified test model to work as supposed to the application we were aiming for.

What we learned

We learned to use Node.js, Express, CSS, and dive into the implementation of databases.

What's next for CityAlert

Get our current application to connect to a database in the cloud for managing information efficiently.

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