FemmeCare is a finance app that rounds off all bank transactions to the nearest dollar and uses that surplus to donate or invest in nonprofits that support women. From providing menstrual products to the homeless, making industries more inclusive and diverse, and advocating for the trans community, to destigmatizing sex workers and securing protection from revenge porn, the user chooses where their money goes, but all options are female-centric and all-inclusive of females.
Technica is the world’s largest all-women and nonbinary hackathon. As such, our team wanted to create something that would support causes specific to the hackathon's female audience.
What it does
We decided to create a platform that automatically rounds off bank transactions to the nearest dollar and uses that surplus to donate or invest in nonprofits that support women.
How we built it
We created a web app prototype using the Capital One API, Twilio API, Python, Flask, SQLite, HTML, and CSS.
Challenges we ran into
Ideally, for the best user experience, this application would have been a mobile application. Because none of the members of our team are adept in mobile app development, we decided to create a mock-up using Adobe XD instead, as a supplement to our web app.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We're very proud of the hard work and effort we put into our final project.
What we learned
Two of our members had to learn how to use Flask. We also learned a lot about female-supporting nonprofits and how diverse their missions can be.
What's next for FemmeCare
In the future, we hope to implement the fully-functional mobile app that we envisioned, as well as increase and diversify our nonprofit selections.