Sometimes, all it takes to get you motivated is knowing the benefits of getting active.

What it does

Our web app will take in your starting destination, ending destination, weight, age, and mode of transport (walking, biking, or running) and tell you how many calories you would burn if instead of driving the distance, you walked, ran, or biked. In addition, we calculate how much money you would have saved on gas based on the average gas price for the area.

How we built it

We built this using the Google Maps Distance Matrix API, JavaScript, HTML, and CSS.

Challenges we ran into

Most of our team was not very experienced with JavaScript, so learning to use that was a little bit difficult.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

We're proud of the simplicity and practicality of our application. Type in your destination and starting position, get back motivating statistics. It's simple but powerful.

What we learned

We learned a lot about using the Google Maps Distance Matrix API, as well as became more familiar with JavaScript.

What's next for Git Motivated

Next, we want to work on making the formula to calculate calories more accurate and add in graphics that convey to the user how many calories they would be burning as well as how much gas money they could have saved.

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