Converge was initially designed to improve the social and work productivity of people who often find themselves involved in group activities, particularly like college students.
What it does
Given the address of every person in a group and a type of meeting location, Converge will find a meeting spot that minimizes the total distance that each group member has to travel to meet up with their group, and it finds venues local to that particular spot that would suit the group. If a group of college students living wanted to study, they might put in a few dorm building names and choose the library category to find the most convenient library to meet at. Converge also links directly to uber to allow a member to order in a ride to the location.
How I built it
Challenges I ran into
Properly setting up the Maps API
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
Having a product that works almost exactly as we initially envisioned it to.
What I learned
How to build practical web applications using Flask.
What's next for Converge
Mobile app, improved UI.