Inspiration

We wanted to create a multi-functional mobile app that empowers people, especially those of targeted demographics, to stand up against police brutality and injustice.

What it does

  • Informs users on their rights based on their individual situations
  • Provides a guideline on the pieces of information that should be collected in a police encounter
  • Sends an auto-generated text message with location data to an emergency contact in the case of an arrest
  • Guides the user to create a police complaint letter through an auto-generated template

How I built it

Firebase and Flutter

Challenges I ran into

  • Delegating tasks in a team
  • Working with different environments and getting all of our apps to sync
  • Developing features that are practical and usable to people facing police brutality
  • Trying to understand the challenges that other POC encounter
  • Marketing our app and the best way to present our ideas

Accomplishments that I'm proud of

  • Learning mobile development on Flutter
  • Learning about how to create a marketing pitch

What I learned

  • The reality of racial injustice
  • Individual rights
  • Different situations in which police aggression and injustice may occur

What's next for Defenderr

  • Supporting photo documentation in creating police reports
  • Voice-activated functions, for situations when users are not able to access their phones easily
  • Voice to text transcription
  • Release for IOS

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