Inspiration

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.

Facebook Graph API Facebook Share Feed Plugin Facebook Comments Plugin Leaflet.js API Leaflet-search Plugin NodeJS, JavaScript, Sqlite3, ExpressJS CodeDrops Nexus Theme And other amazing tools and APIs

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

Nodejs

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.

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