When discussing potential ideas, we asked each other for any problems we experienced walking around campus and came up with the idea of finding which rooms are empty. We all ran into the problem of walking around buildings just looking at each room, trying to randomly find one that is empty, and thought it would be beneficial to create an app that would remedy this issue once lockdown ends. We came up with findfree.space (FFS).
What it does
For each room in which the service is installed, it monitors the number of people in said room and sends the data to a server at regular intervals. That data is then interpreted and displayed via the website findfree.space.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
We ran out of time before fully implementing the notifications function.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We found a sick domain name "www.findfree.space".
What we learned
Python scripting and some web development.
What's next for Find Free Space
Currently, findfree.space is a proof of concept and much of the code is not at a commercially deployable state. We would have to work further on design and the code to make it ready. Additionally, we need to create a viable business model.