With today's cutting-edge technology being widely available, disadvantaged people have yet to have access that empowers them. More than 20 million homeless people today have access to mobile phones provided by the government via the "Obama phone" program (obamaphone.org). On top of having access to mobile phones with data and texting services, homeless people have greater access to their local libraries equipped with modern computers. We can help get them back on track in life using these widely available technologies!ologies!
What it does
Finds food pantries. More updates to come soon as we will list places of interest such as water fountains and religious institutions.
How we built it
HTML5, CSS3, Google Maps API, JS, JSON
Challenges we ran into
Google Maps API needed some tweaking. JSON vs. JSONp parsing took a while as well.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
Google maps API implementation and JSON parsing of every single food pantry in the state of Missouri.
What we learned
Google Maps is immensely powerful!
What's next for Give Hope
Better Web/mobile app and a Twilio SMS program.