Our team was inspired to create the Covidmity website after witnessing the strength in our own communities during the Covid-19 pandemic. We wanted to spread that solidarity to other communities through creating a website with simple tips and checklists to help adults and children make better choices during this troubled time.
What it does
The tip randomizer allows users to click a button for randomly generated tips(relating to Covid-19) for 4 different categories. They were “Helping Your Kids with Online Classes”, “Dealing with Teenagers' Concerns”, “Easing Your Child's Anxiety about Covid-19”, and “Self Care Tips.” With each randomly generated paragraph comes its partner image. The COVID Resource guide allows users to input the number of family members they have and accordingly be given the quantity needed for 3 necessities. Additionally, the web app sits on your desktop and be clicks at any time of the day to pull the best and most reliable news. After entering your personal info the app can either get you the best stocks of the day and the best coronavirus updates. It's simple UI and easy to use features are what makes it stand apart from the rest.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
Initially, we planned to have one randomizer button on the homepage, and when the user clicked on it, they would be directed to a page with the same title as the random button text. That was impossible to do at the time, so we changed the project to have a randomizer for each of the 4 categories. In addition, this was our first time using moving background images, so it was a struggle to get all the other elements to display in their proper places. For the web app, the hardest part was perfecting the UI, which is something we were very new too. Eventually, however, we were able to learn from the documentation.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We are very proud of how the design turned out. The moving background images especially were the icing on the cake, as well as the consistent style between pages. We are also happy that the randomizer works perfectly! The web app was something new for our team and we are happy we were able to complete it so well in such a short time frame.
What we learned
What's next for Covidmity
What’s next for the covidmity website is to include more information in the randomizer, and include a general login/signup. The site would also include a price/store database in the resource guide for the user to find desired products most efficiently and to frequently display products the user needs based on their profile. We also want to clean up the UI for the web app to make it more visually appealing.