Meetup.com is a website that helps people organize and find events. Currently, users can find events that interest them by an event's topic. However, we believe users would also be very interested in knowing what kind of people they would meet at each event. Using genome data, we want to add attendee insights to Meetup.com so users can tell what kind of people are going to each event.
What it does
Genome Meetup is an iOS app that allows users to post and view events. Users are linked to the Genomelink API which tracks their own traits. Events aggregate the traits of their attendees to let others know what kind of people are going to each event.
How to run/test/install Genome Meetup
Read our guide to running our app here.
How we built it
This project is an iOS app written in Swift. The backend uses Firebase and is written in Python and Flask.
Challenges we ran into
It was our first time using the branching functionality of git and we had a lot of merge conflicts
Accomplishments that we're proud of
For some of us, it was our first iOS application, so we are happy that we built a fully functional application.
What we learned
Things we learned are iOS development in general, how to set up Firebase database, and how to split work while working with storyboards.
What's next for Genome Meetup
In the future, some improvements can be prettier, more colourful UI and addition of Google Maps.