In order that a flat, including ourselves, can easily cooperate and make sure that the kitchen and chores are kept under control.
What it does
It allows the flat to collaborate in order to shop sustainably, no more buying 4 separate cartons of milk! This is done using a specific cyclic timeline events system. Keep track of finances, with completing reported chores (such as full trash) resulting in anti-fines; and easily split the money owed for the shopping in the process.
How we built it
The application is a fully responsive web based platform built in ruby on rails. Using a multitude of custom controllers and relational databases paired with algorithms to serve the application.
Challenges I ran into
Installation of Ruby on Rails and cross-platform development.
Accomplishments that we are proud of
We worked on technologies none of us are familiar with to create an application that solves a real world problem. We effectively used content collaboration tools to efficiently monitor progress of the project.
What we learned
Most of us had never used Ruby or Rails before so it was a good learning experience for all of us. This was also the first hackathon for most of us so it proved valuable in more ways than one.
What's next for flatm8
Many extra features planned to implement, including custom rotas for flatmates and QR codes for easy joining of a flat. Inclusion of APIs such as shopping apis for direct purchase and banking APIs such as Monzo would add to the fluidity of the application.