When one of us was looking to plan meeting friends and party earlier this week, he came across the painstaking procedure of getting everyone to agree on a day, pick a place, etc etc. Life should be simpler! Automation can make it so!
What it does
Gather.now is a one-touch application that allows a user to pick friends from his Facebook profile and then let the platform take care of the rest. The website picks a nearby restaurant and invites the other users, and even goes ahead and books their cab!
How we built it
Used React.js along with Node.js and MongoDB
Challenges we ran into
Figuring out React.js! We wanted to keep to the spirit of the hackathon and learn a new technology. This time, it was React.js
Accomplishments that we're proud of
Getting a working app up and running.
What we learned
A new web framework.
What's next for Gather.now
Expand on its automation abilities.