People are not use to be isolated at home for long periods of time. We need a way to virtually socialize to maintain our mental health. At the same time there is a climate crisis that most people care about and would like to help but don't know how and required behavioral changes.
What it does
www.Futuring.earth is a social network that enables behavioral change in a playful and community-based manner and faces the challenges of the corona AND climate crisis. Users challenge friends / colleagues / relatives etc. to a challenge, i.e. "# stay home: cook vegan", which they master together as a team over a certain period of time. During the challenge they will be accompanied, supported and informed by the platform. For the challenges, they receive credits as a reward and motivation with which an environmentally friendly city / living environment is simulated.
App Design: https://projects.invisionapp.com/prototype/ck9hpighr0056g4015c55d81i/play App Design Video: https://youtu.be/OqFd1O0nN_c
How I built it
We designed a very appealing and user friendly UI/UX and build it for Web/iOS/Android using flutter
Challenges I ran into
A Social network requires a graph database which is significantly more complex than a traditional relational database while have less resources and information to get it going
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
-Addressing many very important challenges - corna 19, mental health and climate change, all in one app! -A very nice flow and design in very little time -Having learned Flutter and Dart in 1 week and built the app in a few days including animations, MVVM, Generics, Multitasking, etc.
What I learned
-How important is having a community to maintain balance in our lives, and how difficult it is to be isolated. -Much more about the impact that the sum of little actions have on carbon emissions -Flutter and Dart
What's next for Futuring
-For us this Hackathon was part of a race, not a sprint. We will continue to work on it full time until it's out there making a difference during the corona crisis and beyond...