Raymond was a business student and saw a necessity for small businesses to adapt to the pandemic. With the help of Kelly and Kyle, we sought to fill the online needs of struggling businesses by creating a webapp to streamline online sales.

What it does

We created a webapp that can demonstrate the potential of having a popover that allows a business to showcase a selected bundle of products to sell. This helps their customers make better purchase decisions as the product is handpicked by staff.

How we built it

To build this project, we used Python’s Flask framework, HTML, CSS, and Bootstrap.

Challenges we ran into

As beginner programmers in the BCIT CST’s diploma, we had to ramp up our skills to get our idea off the ground. Initially, we were not familiar with certain frameworks so we took this as a learning experience.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

We were able to merge different languages and found the opportunity to synergize the different skills our team has to come up with the final project. We were very nervous to complete this project within the timeframe but we overcame this with planning and good communication.

What we learned

  1. How to set expectations and create a feasible project scope
  2. We learned how to scale the project and find alternative solutions for each challenge
  3. Collaborating with programming: Google Drive, Discord, and Github

What's next for Grocery Store Webapp

While we were able to accomplish a prototype of our webapp during the timeline of the hackathon, these are things we would implement if we were to grow this project.

  • We would connect the webapp directly to a payment portal
  • We would allow the transaction to ping the business owner on a sale
  • We would create a Control Panel/ Settings so the business could easily change the product description/ images/ prices/
  • We would increase usability to different web platforms. For example, businesses would be able to use the app on WordPress, javascript websites, and so on. We would aim to find a method to add this webapp as a plugin that could be used by various platforms.
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