There are many free items group chats around campus that notify students when free things are available, however, it is difficult to keep up with all the different groups and notifications. Freebee Findr aimed to collect all this information and keep it in one location so students could also keep track of all the free items around campus.

What it does

Freebee Findr allows students to see what free items are being given out around campus. It also has an upvote and downvote feature that allows users to see which item is most popular.

How we built it

Through IntelliJ, we used HTML, CSS and Javascript and a Bootstrap template to create a web application. We also used figma to first design the UI and various controllers.

Challenges we ran into

We ran into several problems with choosing the software which we would code the project in. At first we wanted to learn android studio and create an app; however, we realized that learning how to use android studio and coding it was unrealistic with the time constraint. Then we tried to use JavaFX since every teammate is familiar with how to use it, but our computers were having a hard time running it. We decided to go with the Figma as a prototype, and create a website to simulate what the app does.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

We are proud of the Figma because it illustrates how we want the app to run with the appropriate images and layout . Also, we are proud of our idea, and being able to make a website in a day due to the challenges we ran into.

What we learned

We learned how to code in html to make a website, and how to pick from CSS and JavaScript to help with construction of the website.

What's next for Freebee Findr

We hope to make Free Findr into a mobile app so it is more accessible for students. We want to finish implementing all its features as well.

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