Our Website -> fareit.azurewebsites.net
We found inspiration for this application from a common issue that young people face: deciding on a restaurant to eat at. Often times, groups of friends will take a very long time to find a restaurant, and this app serves to eliminate that process.
What it does
The application takes the user's criteria, including price range, distance, rating, and others, and returns a random list of restaurants that fit the chosen criteria.
How I built it
We programmed the app in Swift using Xcode, and we implemented the Yelp API in order to get the restaurant information.
Challenges I ran into
We experienced difficulties with the Yelp API, and none of us had used Swift prior to the Hackathon.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
We managed to build a working iOS app, while integrating the use of an external API, in thirty-six hours.
What I learned
Swift, API, HTML, Web Apps, Domains, Hosting
What's next for FareIt
We plan to add additional features, including group voting to further cut down on the restaurant choices, as well as further polishing the application.