We go to a lot of hackathons, typically we drive but on occasion we've flown. We wanted a tool that optimized our decision making process when getting to and from hackathons.
What it does
It's a tool to streamline deciding on travel options to the lastest hackathons and optimizing your reimbursement.
How we built it
We used Google's, Uber's, Lyft's and Mapbox's APIs to determine routes that are as efficient as possible.
Challenges we ran into
Getting all the APIs in synch.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We are really proud of our design, we wanted to have a really strong UI and great UX.
What we learned
We learned how to efficiently used transitions while optimizing data transfer to the user.
What's next for HackFinder
Although we are focusing on hackathons for now, we eventually plan on expanding HackFinder into a full-fledged travel app considering the modern person's travel options (because options like Uber and Lyft aren't typically considered).