We were inspired by those moments when passing someone on the street and missing the opportunity to connect and lend a helping hand.
What it does
Recipients make a profile and share their story in video format. In their profile they specify relevant information about their needs and particular skills they have. Helpers can see the stories of people in their nearby area. Connections are formed and relationships are developed further in a chat interface that hopefully culminates in a face-to-face meeting to talk, deliver a particular good, or hire someone for a service.
How we built it
We focused on the UI/UX and put our efforts into mock ups to really walk through all the development problems and pave the way for a smooth development vision.
The plan is to build in React Native for quick cross platform prototyping with a backend hosted on AWS.
Challenges we ran into
Limiting our scope to a mobile platform at first. Ensuring security for both users. Eliminating the possibility of money transfer. Establishing public locations for meet ups.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
A fantastic product design, color scheme logo, and concept. A plan to move forward regarding goals and resource allocation. The collaboration, work distribution, very interdisciplinary team dynamic.
What we learned
We learned a lot about resources and services for the homeless, we learned UI/UX concepts, hardware design, programing, agile, user stories, software dev prototyping skills. Stories from the sources, awareness of the problem.
What's next for hüm
We are going to continue developing the plan and will look for more help on the software development side.