I drew inspiration for this project from around me in my life as right now I am doing a lot of volunteering and it is quite difficult to find opportunities that are convenient.
What it does
The aim of the app would be to advertise near by volunteering opportunists or needed services such as donations so that you always know what you can be doing. In addition to that the user receives points and experience for every opportunity they complete, the experience contributes to leveling up and once you do you get more points, the points allow you buy coupons or deals at stores that offer them.
How I built it
I used Javafx and eclipse to build this demo like product.
Challenges I ran into
I ran into a few problems along the way such as not being as well versed in FXML as I anticipated and simply not having enough time to do everything by myself.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
I'm proud that I was able to come up with an idea that I don't think has ever been done before and am excited to see how it will turn out as I continue it. I am also proud of how many new things I was able to learn because I felt I learned a lot about Javafx and FXML that I did not know before.
What I learned
I learned a lot about FXML, JavaFX and CSS. I went into this project thinking I knew a lot more than I really did and when I really took a second to look at all the tools that were available, I was only familiar with maybe half of them. I know am familiar with many more of them and am quite pleased with it.
What's next for HelpingHand
The next step for HelpingHand will be further development and continuing what I have been doing currently. I am very excited to see how the project will turn out in the future.