The statistics: 61,945 Homeless people in NYC(1), and counting. Most of them are hungry, some of them don’t know where to go, some of them feel lonely and without a hope. But something they all agree is that they want to better their lives. With support everything is possible- And Together we do better.
What it does
We can mark spots in the maps where we are walking where we see people in need. Case 1: User walks and see a homeless person on the street, he can’t help at the moment but he marks the spot with enGazeNY to come back or for others to see. Case 2: User is cooking at home and check enGazeNY, see someone in her area is hungry she brings food to the homeless.
How we built it
We created a server nodejs app with restful api using express.
Challenges we ran into
The SSL certificate validation, we were having a hard time with it
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We launched the website made the idea come true
What we learned
What's next for enGazeNY
With money generated from audience -network using Facebook tool and grants in the future, we want to create a training center for the homeless.