Creating a Request
“Charity begins at home, and should not end there.”- Unknown Certain NGOs and religious establishments cater to poor or underprivileged people by giving away used good quality household items.These organizations are key part of helping in the betterment of the society. Due to an absence of an online system that can keep track of the demand and supply of used items, these requests usually take long to get fulfilled. This inspired us to fill that gap and build an app that can help these organizations and the people who need them.
What it does
• Connects people who wish to contribute to the society to the charitable organizations • Allows philanthropists to get rid of the headache to search for organizations that wish to get their used items • Organizations are able to reduce the backlog of demands in an efficient manner • People get their requests fulfilled in the least time possible. • From Organization’s point of view it helps them browse the available items, which are organized by categories. • Organizations can request for items that are not available. • People are able to donate their stuff easily rather than dumping them in the trash. • People have the option of having getting rid of their unwanted stuff by requesting the Charity Organizations to pick up the items from their house/apartment.
How we built it
We built an Android app using Java and XML. We worked together as a team and faced every problem that came across us. We kept motivating each other to do better and didn't give up even when we were on the verge of losing all hope of completing the app.
Challenges we ran into
Our team as a whole, lacked Android Development experience but we managed to built an app within the allotted time. We all have different areas of expertise and it was difficult for us to find a common point.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We were able to develop an Android App that has the potential to help millions of people around world.
What we learned
As programmers we have a lot of power to make a difference in the world by creating apps that can help in the betterment of the society. Within 21 hrs we were able to make an Android Application that has the potential of becoming the next big thing and helping millions of people live a happier life.
What's next for DonIT
• Requestors will be allowed to post their requests for used items. • Drivers will be employed by the organizations to pick up and deliver the used goods from the donor location to requestor location • Status notifications and updates