he COVID-19 pandemic has affected the global food industry as governments shut down restaurants and bars to slow down the spread of the virus. Introducing Eatsa, a social media food influencer app aimed to support businesses owned by Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC). A portion of the proceeds from each commission that an individual makes, is allocated towards a national social justice institutes.

Imagine this - your friend who has expressed genuine interest on Facebook and Instagram replies to your story, Eatsa's AI Bot App will immediately send them a link for the learn more. They are then redirected to the app where they can view your most recent uploaded photo as well as join in your food review. Users can also choose to purchase from vendors directly without going through any third party food services. On your personalized dashboard you are able to track the impact you've made through both donations and personal referrals.

What it does

  • The app user can upload recent food photos onto their feed, tagging the restaurant name, or attaching a link that enables the Follower to purchase food directly from the restaurant for pick up.

  • The app user can generate a personal link to their Influencer feed OR create a Facebook Business Page (if they are a restaurant owner), where an AI Bot can reply with it when it detects the “Where” keyword of the restaurant business.

  • The visitor with the personalized link can purchase a food item identified on the feed with trusted payment processing platform, Stripe.

  • As soon as a purchase is completed by the Follower, the Influencer’s earnings increase because of their collaboration with the restaurant owner.

  • The app user can check their position on the platform ranking system. The more visitors click on the Influencers link, the higher the Influencer advances on the Eatsa chart.

-The Influencer can see a graph on the Eatsa app of their daily sales via an X axis chart. A statistic chart sorted by dates. Restaurants with the Eatsa app can gauge which meal appears to be the most popular using their official link as well as data from individual Influencers recommending their food.

How I built it

  • Docker (Containerization)
  • PHP 7.3
  • Laravel
  • Angular 7
  • Stripe Payment Integration
  • Redis
  • GitHub Version Controller

Challenges I ran into

  • Time constraints & virtual team work

Accomplishments that I'm proud of

What I learned

What's next for Eatsa

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