We've all been unquestionably affected by the outbreak of COVID-19, especially those with underlying illnesses that pose a higher medical risk. They are fearing for their lives. Catching the virus could significantly reduce their life expectancy. However, they still need to perform their day-to-day tasks such as picking up medications, getting groceries... Those individuals that lack a social network or family support, sometimes feel burdened or afraid to ask their neighbors, so they go outside and take the risk of exposing themselves, or others even further. Luckily, And that's unnecessary, because there are plenty of healthy people ready to help, ready to give their time and who are happy to do it.
What it does
To tackle this issue, our solution supports people with medical risks by giving them their daily tasks to Assistants. EDITH is an intuitive progressive app that links Assistants to those in need of assistance. The geolocation function will find and match those in need, assistants, and services within your local neighborhood. People requiring help can ask for things like picking up medications, groceries, or entertainment such as books, printed media, etc...And pay a little money to the assistant. In this way, they can safely get everything they need. Now, for becoming an Assistant, Sign-up, select your location, define your mission, and there you go! You can now chat with those in need, better understand their requests and help out. And for those who need help, it’s the same, applying for help takes less than 5 minutes. it can be done for whatever you in need of, such as picking up groceries, medications, or a parcel. Volunteers are notified immediately and can instantly accept your request. Alternatively, select a volunteer directly from the listing and reach out to him! It's that easy!
How we built it
I built this App name EDITH, using Java and XML in Android Studio.
Challenges we ran into
Dealing with the user interface: Users have many different devices with different screen sizes. So the challenge is to create an app that can run across as many devices as possible. Countless mobile platforms have different limitations based on screen sizes, OS requirements, embedded technologies, pixel intensities, etc. Dealing with bottom navigation in my app was also I found many bugs in the process.
What we learned
I practiced android app development and gained more practical knowledge of android studio.
What's next for EDITH
I will add some more features to EDITH and I will try to get it into the Market in the future.