We wanted to create awareness of sexual harassment and safe zones throughout the campus.
What it does
Our product is a web application that allows users to state if a certain location is a red dot (signifying not a safe zone) or a green dot(signifying a safe zone). And based on these inputs, a visual representation of it is placed throughout the map. It also allows the user to enter comments about that specific location thus adding a textual background to the visual representation.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
Accomplishments that we're proud of
Was able to create a functional webpage through implementing various techniques for a sleek UI and create a functional database that is able to store the data from the application
What we learned
There were a variety of technologies that enabled us to complete the Dot project. In addition, although we split up into two teams during the development process, we were all heavily involved with each other's affairs. We learned how to utilize Firebase in order to store data from a live interactive map, and how to implement the Google Maps API. We also strengthened our preexisting knowledge of web development by challenging ourselves to create new things.
What's next for Dot
We would like to be able to view comments for each and every red/green dot situation that happens around grounds, so as to better track dangerous situations. In addition, we would like to have a search functionality to search for locations so users can see a rating of how safe the general area is.