Our inspiration stemmed from our fascination in the digitization of businesses that desperately need a remodeling of their infrastructure. We were interested in facilitating a paperless work-space with hopes of fighting against climate change. Furthermore, we created a secure online database for users which opens up space that would other wise be used to store physical copies of paper. We want to promote efficiency in the workplace as well as an eco-friendly environment.
What it does
FileKeep allows you to store, upload, and download your important documents and easily access them on demand. Furthermore, set reminders and set important dates pertaining to the management of those documents.
How I built it
We used React JS alongside it's proprietary technologies to create a fully functioning website, we used google storage API's and a calendar API to develop the website. Several NPM packages were utilized in the making of the website, which included GUI libraries. We used Figma to create initial sketches to create an elegant design for the website.
Challenges I ran into
The hardest part was to figure out state management in ReactJS, especially since only one team member had previous exposure to React developement.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
Having a finished product that reflects a needed demand in today's market. What's truly inspiring for me is how simple we have made our software to use and how intuitively and accessible we have made the website. A person with not a lot of experience with websites can easily navigate our one page website.
What I learned
We learned how to implement google api's into software I write as well as using React for web development. We learned about the different storage options that consumers utilize and companies provide.
What's next for FileKeep
FileKeep will be hosted on GitHub pages for businesses and organizations to use and incorporate it into their workplaces. We hope to further optimize and add additional features to our program such as email integration which will allow our program to disrupt industries and further advance business models by allowing them to not be reliant on paper.