We planned to create something for the safety of women, not only on the streets but also at home. With domestic violence on a rising high and the absence of an app to fight against it, we decided to bring it into motion.
What it does
How I built it
We used Android studio for the app development. Using xml for the front end and java for the main coding. We used a real time database: firebase for our database management.
Challenges I ran into
We were not aware of what API levels we should be using since each device used a different level. We also had troubles determining the gradle version for the app.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
We managed to complete an app within 10 days of our exams. Learning app development from the base, the three of us managed to put together a complete working app.
What I learned
We learned to create an app from scratch, putting our theoretical subjects to practical use.
What's next for Hera
This can be further developed once the app is ready to be officially published by linking it with Google Assistant or Siri for a voice recognition feature. Hence in a situation where one is unable to reach for their phone, a simple voice command of 'Hera' will be enough to trigger the same process.