According to the W.H.O, 6.15 million people in the world have contracted the novel Covid-19 disease and 374,000 people have died of Covid-19. A newly revised study shows that over 147,000 Americans will die of Covid-19 by early August. Many senior citizens and many immunocompromised people need to get essential goods, but they can’t expose themselves to the Covid-19. There are many teenagers trying to help and get volunteer hours, but don’t know how to do it, especially during the Covid-19 shelter-at-home order.
What it does
CoronaShop is a free delivery service for senior citizens and immunocompromised people served by teen volunteers. CoronaShop works in two parts - Firstly, it provides senior citizens/ immune-compromised people an easy way to get groceries/other essential items delivered to their home free of charge while not getting exposed to Covid-19. Secondly It allows teenagers to earn volunteer hours by picking up items from stores and delivering them to at-risk people . By using CoronaShop, we can help reduce hospitalizations and help health care workers from being overwhelmed.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
Accomplishments that we're proud of
What we learned
We first started building CoronaShop using regular HTML and our own css files. But we wanted to build a really good UI. We got to know of Creative Tim Material Kit Pro which provides a UI Kit inspired by Material Design. Not only did we use this kit, we customized it as well and learnt a lot about stylesheets and scripting.
What's next for CoronaShop
We plan to expand our app by increasing the area of delivery to a national standpoint. Then our ultimate goal is to go global. This will allow us to help all the old and at-risk people to get through seasons and times when illness is rampant in our world. We hope the world will be much safer and illness will not take the lives of our at-risk friends and family.