As Berkeley students we are always prioritizing our work over our health! Students often don't have as much time to go buy food. Why not pick a food for other students while buying your own food and make a quick buck? Or perhaps, place an order with a student who was already planning to head your way after buying some food for themselves? This revolutionary business model enables students to participate in the food delivery business while avoiding the hassles that are associated with the typical food delivery app. Our service does not require students to do anything differently than what they already do!
What it does
This application allows students to be able to purchase or help purchase food from/for their fellow students. The idea is that students already purchase food often before heading out to the library or another place on campus. This app allows these students to list their plans in advance and allow other students to put in their orders as well. These buyers will then meet the purchaser at wherever they are expected to meet. That way, the purchaser doesn't need to make any adjustments to their plan besides buy a few extra orders! The buyers will also have the convenience of picking up their order near campus to avoid walking. This app enables students to get involved in the food delivery business while doing nearly nothing additional!
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
We had some trouble getting starting with using Google Cloud for user authentication. One of our team members went to the Google Cloud sponsor stand and was able to help fix part of the documentation!
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We're proud of our use of the Mapbox API because it enabled us to use some beautiful maps in our application! As a food delivery app, we found it quite important that we are able to displays restaurants and locations on campus (for delivery) that we support and Mapbox made that quite easy. We are also quite proud of our use of Firebase and Firestore because we were able to use these technologies to authenticate users as Berkeley students while also quickly storing and retrieving data from the cloud.
What we learned
We learned how to work with some great APIs provided by Mapbox and Google Cloud!
What's next for imHungry
We hope to complete our implementation of the user and deliverer interface and integrate a payments API to enable users to fully use the service! Additional future plans are to add time estimates, improve page content, improve our back-end algorithms, and to improve user authentication.