We originally wanted to create a symptom tracker, but include a unique component to set it above the rest. Cases are still out of control through the entire world during the COVID-19 pandemic and medical resources are tight. Therefore, we decide to use location tracking to help individuals be responsible and determine whether they truly need medical attention.
What it does
Through a series of weighted questions, this app assesses what symptoms of COVID-19 an individual possesses. Subsequently, the location of the individual is obtained through the phone, at which point COVID-19 statistics are conveyed to the user (showing the level of severity of the pandemic in their area). Through the weighted questions and the case statistics, the app will help determine if an individual should seek medical attention.
How we built it
Flutter, the app framework from Google, was used to create this app, and was run on an Android emulator.
Challenges we ran into
It was very challenging for our team to learn a new framework, a price to pay to have a working app very quickly. Our teammates practically had to have the help manual open simultaneously as we coded, learning as we go.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
Within a reasonable time of the hackathon submission time, our group had a working app and were able to focus more on the layout.
What we learned
Overall, we were able to get more experience with the Flutter framework. However, we also learned that there is a big learning curve when trying to make an app from scratch with a framework that we are fairly new to.
What's next for COVID-19 Symptom Tracker
Eventually, our team would like to implement Google Maps collection of real-time statistics of COVID-19. However, this requires a paid API key, so it is a future direction.