Our inspiration comes from finding those interested in studying the same topic but are disconnected from one another. With this app, users are able to know when others are studying for an upcoming exam and are able to join them without necessarily being close to them.
What it does
Once you have setup the app, the application will display a map of the people around your current location. From there, you can see the statuses of these people ranging from studying for exams to eating alone at a restaurant. Clicking on a person with a status will prompt you to "wave" or add a friend request. Afterwards you have an option to communicate with the corresponding person and eventually get together for a study session or simply lunch.
How we built it
This was built using android studio, firebase, and MapBox.
Challenges we ran into
Using MapBox APIs. Connecting and setting up database. Understanding Android Studio. Combining design with code.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
Designing our app with a working live database that is also visually appealing for the user.
What we learned
Limitations and benefits of firebase. How to create an app using Android Studio. Java
What's next for Connect
There's a lot more that needs to be completed. The UI requires a lot of work from tapping on an icon on the map to display more information to a detailed profile.