Sometimes when we take a walk in our neighborhood, we see piles of litter or roadkill, but it's too much for 1 person to clean up.
What it does
When you see a litter spot, you just upload a picture to the app, and you're done. Others can view, update, and confirm your litter spot. This allows cities to know exactly where a litter hotspot is located and prioritize cleanup, based on the location, pictures and number of submissions. It is designed to be easy for citizens to use.
How we built it
We brainstormed different ideas, and picked cleansweep because we think it can be the most useful. Then we discussed our skill set, listed all the required tasks, and split them up with Trello. We then designed the wireframe and started the coding. Throughout the way, we helped each other out.
Challenges we ran into
Time was the biggest challenge. This is the first hackathon for all of us and we all had to learn new skills.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
The team was amazing to work with. Prior to this event, none of us knew each other, but we worked together really well, helped each other learn, and had a lot of fun. We're also proud of making an app that will help communities stay clean and beautiful. Our app will also help people get more engaged, and become better citizens.
What we learned
By working together we learned how to bring a concept to reality in less than 48 hours. That was really cool.
What's next for Clean Sweep
We plan to finish the product and add more functionality to it. When completed we will propose it to the city, and it will be really cool to watch people use CleanSweep.