Our inspiration for this project was the lack of active participation and enthusiasm of the community towards the social causes. It has been due to lack of interest or information or both. We hope to address this issue.
What it does
Our application creates a game like atmosphere to increase the participation of people of our cities. It lists all the different social cause events that are happening in the city and the upcoming ones. People can take part in them to earn points which they can then redeem to take benefits from various partners of the causes. This game kind of system is the kind of thing Indians are generally so much into. So we hope it can increase the contribution of the people towards the society many folds.
How we built it
We have built an Android-based application using different JAVA libraries. For the authentication process, database and storage, Firebase framework has been used.
Challenges we ran into
Completing the app on time and designing the NoSQL database for such an extensive project.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We are proud that we did this project under the stipulated time and it reached the level of expectations for which we hoped, implementation-wise.
What we learned
We learnt that its better most of the times to use the available free open-source libraries on the internet rather than re-inventing the wheel!
What's next for Community+
We are hoping to grow this platform and incorporate larger number of people spanning multiple cities. We also plan to improve the performance of the app and add new features too like sorting of events according to location among others.