It can be difficult to keep track of all the appointments and prescriptions you need to take, especially as an elderly person. To help remind them, we built an app that can record all upcoming appointments and prescriptions so that you never forget or miss out.
What it does
It is like a logbook that records all appointments and prescriptions that you need to keep track of.
How I built it
The app is built with Android Studio using Java and XML language programming. The Lambda backend is programmed in node.js and served via API Gateway. The Lambda handles the logic for the API requests to update data in the DynamoDB database. For the login, we used Firebase authentication.
Challenges I ran into
It was challenging when we found out that we couldn't use an Express app to host our backend as it couldn't communicate with our Android app due to network complications. We switched over to using Amazon Web Services which took some extra work. For most of us, Android Studio was a new experience and it was our first time tackling it.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
We're proud of the things we learned and that we could apply it to a fun project.
What I learned
We learned how to program in Android Studio using Java.
What's next for HealthTheRemind
We will add notification reminders that show up on your phone when an appointment or prescription reminder is coming up.