Online shopping makes decisions quick and easy for consumers but places ethical concerns in the background. We believe that ethics should be a priority. So, we built Equity in order to provide consumers with the data they need to make informed decisions quickly.
What it does
Equity is a chrome extension for Amazon.com that provides ethical scores for products. The scores come from The Ethical Consumer, an independent, not-for-profit, co-operative, based in the United Kingdom.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
Accomplishments that we're proud of
Coming into Cal Hacks, we didn't expect much out of our final project. However, as a result of our commitment and the resources available to us, we were able to finish with a functioning product that aligns with our interests in computer science and social good.
What we learned
What's next for Equity
Equity was built specifically for Amazon.com, but we hope to expand it to other websites in the near future. Further, we aim to expand the companies represented and add options for more targeted ethical concerns, such as LGTBQ+ rights, climate change, and animal rights.