"Something is rotten in the state of Denmark." - Hamlet(1,4)
While this quote in Hamlet was referring to all the backbiting happening, it certainly applied to a disease in Denmark. Had Hamlet known about what was rotten from the beginning with actual facts, a lot of tragedy could have been prevented. Which is where we come in.
What it does
The dBug project involves using an app that allows users affected by the seasonal flu to report their illness, simply through a click of a button. The app collects anonymous location data which is stored in a database. Using at data and google APIs, the website generates a live perspective of the progression of the flu in the locality.
How I built it
We used an open-source Google maps API to place markers and get the map. I don't want to get too into detail as the best programmer never reveals his secrets. ;)
Challenges I ran into
Figuring out how exactly to work the Google maps API as it was very complicated. Through hardwork, true grit and sheer determination, we learned how to utilize this API to the best of it's abilities.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
Getting the API to work as we had originally intended it too.
What I learned
We learned how to use Java more proficiently and were taught about sub-domains and redirecting from the mentors that were provided
What's next for dBug
Currently, we only have the option to check-in for the flu. We hope to add other viral diseases in the near future.