We were inspired by our personal experiences with restrictive college diets and prohibitively expensive dining hall and food delivery service prices.
What it does
FlashFood gives users (generally college students) options for food delivery at much lower prices than alternatives by pre-scheduling several orders and then batching them together so that one delivery person can deliver lots of food at once.
How we built it
We used React Native and Google Cloud to build a mobile app that consumers and delivery people can both use to achieve their goals.
Challenges we ran into
Since our project has certain similarities to existing apps like DoorDash and UberEats, we had to be very careful to differentiate our idea from their paradigm.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We are proud to have developed an innovative idea that has the potential to help college students and fairly compensate its employees in a way that similar services do not. We are also proud of robustly integrating GCP into our app.
What we learned
We learned how to integrate GCP into our tech stack and about some of the details and statistics behind college student food consumption options.
What's next for FlashFood
Because of the low overhead required for our app to work (no restaurant fees), we hope to attract some interest and deploy it once it is finalized and thoroughly tested.
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