The project was inspired by our lack of easy access to small services such as lawn mowing, snow shovelling, leaf raking, tutoring etc. The logic of the project is modelled after Uber, a rapidly growing application that provides Taxi services to its users
What it does
Helping Hand connects end users to individual small service providers around them for easy-to-access services.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
The biggest challenge we ran into is time. We did not have enough time to implement all the functionalities, such as chatting between users and providers, into the code. To setup the site for a demo, we used hardcode displays and fake data to make the website operable.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We implemented a Map with specific pins on it. Each pin corresponds to a an individual service provider. When clicked, a bubble will appear, showing their names, contact information, hourly rate, and the button to request this service.
What we learned
We learned how to use Firebase as a database and explored its library for useful functions. We learned how to manipulate Git commands.
What's next for Helping Hand
The next step for Helping Hand is to finish the missing pages and functionalities for the Web App. Then we will move on to create mobile applications for IOS and Android