Last week my neighbor got robbed. Luckily she didn't get hurt but such horrible thing could happen to anyone, especially in this certain period. When we are in trouble and want others to help, our real-time location is important. Applications like FindmyFriend can share location with people we are familiar with but they may not always be available. People nearby can give us immediate help.
What it does
With this app, users can send real-time location to people nearby and they can see your location on their app. If they click the pin drop icon, they will be redirected to google map.
How I built it
I use flutter to create the interface and use firestore as the database, when users click broadcast my location, this user's real-time location will be send to our database. I also use the Google Maps APIs and geolocation to get the real location of the user.
Challenges I ran into
This app is based on the trust between people. Some people may use it to commit crimes or make fun of others.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
users can successfully get location from database and see the location on the map!
What's next for Help Neib
- More specific demand