Inspiration

The 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). Portion of the proceeds from each commission that an individual makes, is allocated towards a national social justice institute like the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) or the American Association for Affirmative Action (AAAA).

Imagine this - If an Influencer eats out three times while on a road trip and tags 3 of the restaurants registered with the Eatsa app, and is followed by 50,000 Followers and 0.5% of their Followers live within the restaurant locality, that's 250 Followers who physically live close enough to one of the 3 restaurants. Now let's say that 20% of those Followers (50 Followers) eat at one of the 3 restaurants over a two week period . And, then half are "families" and half are singles with friends composing of 4 people is each paying group. If the price point of each restaurant is $10 per plate, that is $40 excluding tax and tip. Now, one percent of $40 is $4.00 donated to the ACLU per order made through Eatsa, times 50 people who at over the two week period comes out to $200 to the ACLU.

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 we built it

Docker (Containerization) PHP Angular7

Challenges we ran into

Time constraints and virtual teamwork

Accomplishments that we're proud of

Completing the backend, prototype and some frontend.

What we learned

Learnt how to collaborate with people virtually

What's next for EatSA

Improvement of mobile and web application.

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