The idea originally was very similar to that of Uber - a student would request a pickup, and hopefully a parent will see it and drive the student. This later evolved into a parent-only application, where parents are part of a system of carpools, driving others' children, and getting your own driven when you cannot.
What it does
Parents can enter their information, such as their address, the school their child goes to, and the days they can/cannot drive. Other parents can then see that parent's information on a map, which shows their address, addresses of other parents who drive to the same school, and the school itself.
How we built it
Used JS, HTML, CSS, PHP, and Google APIs
Challenges we ran into
Having to learn a new API was somewhat troublesome, and gave us both a hard time. Also, neither of us are proficient with building an aesthetically pleasing User Interface, so it was hard to make it look acceptable.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
Both teammates explored, and conquered, their own part of the Google API.
What we learned
Shahar was mostly occupied with server-side, so he learned a lot about the Google People API, as well as how to send data to a server using JS, and how to manage the server with PHP.
What's next for Connected Carpool
Expansion to state-wide or U.S.-wide.