Inspiration

Without a doubt, 2020 was the most tumultuous year of the century yet, whether it be because of social distancing, financial issues, or losses. Sometimes, we can't help but chase after the lifestyle before quarantine, and this means abandoning the mask -- and often, leaving behind our safety as well. Our app ensures that people continue to keep their well-being in mind even as places reopen and things seem to go back to normal.

What it does

COVID-19 Wellness is an app with a short, 5 question quiz that checks if the user is following proper guidelines. It outputs a result that depends on the user's answers, and then it recommends what they should do either continue or begin staying safe. We also made a survey to collect data that can be used to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

How we built it

We combined both app and website elements into our program to make it unique. We used React Native for the home page and quiz of the app, and HTML and CSS in Qoom for the survey.

Challenges we ran into

Our greatest hurdle during the project was our limited knowledge as programming novices. Though we're familiar with languages like Python and Java, no one was exposed to app development or languages like JavaScript, HTML, and CSS. When we encountered errors, it took us an incredibly long time to identify the bug, let alone fix it. Moreover, each of our team members did different parts of the app and worked during various time zones, making it hard to collaborate.

Accomplishments and what we learned

For many of us, it was our first coding hackathon, and we're thrilled to present a functional app for people's safety. In this short time frame, we've learned to work with teammates from different locations and backgrounds, and from a more technical viewpoint, we're extremely proud of learning app and web development in this short time frame.

What's next for COVID-19 Wellness

We hope to build new features like a profile page, a donation page, and more to personalize each user's experience. We can't wait to further our programming abilities to work more towards social good!

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