Our Website -> fareit.azurewebsites.net

Inspiration

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.

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