We wanted to build an app where you can get a boat load of information all in one place. All three of us are Web Developers hence the app being a mobile responsive web app, but we did build in React so it would be a little easier to convert to react-native in the future.
The Forest Initiative was first introduced to us as the challenge for this DocuSign Hackathon. It's a valid issue and we must think about the future. Our inspiration to keep going is that it is a cause worth fighting for.
We built the app as a web app using the MERN stack.
The biggest challenges we faced were time and properly getting responses from our APIs we were using.