Inspiration

As new college students, we were eager to build something that enabled people to make new friendships by joining informal games open to the community.

What it does

Game Grabber allows users to connect with groups of people playing informal sports games by displaying nearby games on a map. Users have the ability to join or create games.

How we built it

We built it using HTML/CSS/JS for the front-end and the Flask python framework + sqlalchemy as backend. We also used the Google Maps API

Challenges we ran into

Our biggest roadblocks were working with the form data submission and making pinned locations interactive

Accomplishments that we're proud of

We are proud of creating a semifunctional website with minimal web development experience

What we learned

We grew our skills in Flask, Javascript, Github collaboration, and using the Google Maps API

What's next for Game Grabber

  • Functionality for friend requests and messaging
  • User background checks for safety
  • Point-based gamification of the platform to incentivize users to spend more time outside with the community
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