we were inspired to build an application that helped reduce the stress of searching for off-campus housing near universities.
What it does
Housing Buddy is an application that serves as a platform for efficient research into off-campus housing. The application contains a map with markers that show the buildings that are available for tenants. Each marker can be clicked to reveal a sidebar full of essential information about the building. Also, user-written reviews can be left to create an accurate representation of the living space at each marker.
How we built it
UI: HTML/CSS Database: Firebase Functionality: JS
Challenges we ran into
Many of the group members were inexperienced working with firebase. Having to learn and overcome obstacles that come with adopting new technology was a great learning experience.
What's next for Housing Buddy
implement a reward system to incentivize users to leave reviews. This should be easy as we already have a user authentication system.