One the biggest problems for students recently has been finding parking on campus so we decided to come up with a solution.
What it does
Gova allows you to match up with someone who is leaving campus when you are arriving so that you can get a parking space without having to drive in circles waiting for a spot to open up.
How we built it
We built Gova in Xcode with Swift and Firebase. When a user signs up, we save their schedule and other info in the database allowing the app to find potential matches when someone requests a spot.
Challenges we ran into
We had some trouble reading and filtering the user list so that we could find matches.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We are very proud to have come up with this solution to students' parking issues. We are also very proud of the design for the app and learning to use Firebase extensively.
What we learned
We learned how to use Firebase to add functionality to the app as well as expanding our knowledge on building apps with Swift and Xcode.
What's next for Gova
We plan to add more functionality to the app to create a better user experience and more flexibility.