The COVID-19 pandemic has made things difficult for many people, especially when it comes to traveling, but even without the restrictions, traveling can be difficult for seniors who have low mobility or health issues. This is how we got the idea of connecting people through a desire to learn more about and see the world.
What it does
In its completed state, Everfloat has a compiled database of very easy-to-digest information about various countries and their landmarks. Volunteer experts will also be available to answer any questions that users may have. Users will also be able to share their experiences or stories they've had in a place they've been, connecting their lives with the world.
How we built it
HTML and CSS were used to create a landing page and prototype for a country information page, along with Bootstrap to make things like buttons look nicer.
Challenges we ran into
There were some parts we wanted to implement such a media carousel but ran into issues and bugs due to lack of experience. In addition, there were some other features planned, but we ran out of time.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
The design of the page looks very smooth and clean.
What we learned
We improved web design and UI skills with CSS and Figma.
What's next for Everfloat
For the future, Everfloat would have a more developed social platform for the aspect where users can read and share their stories. The goal would be to create a kind of social network, but with a more specific purpose or aim so that it's easier to understand and be used by seniors.