Inspiration

The headline making mobile application PokemonGo has come to the forefront of the world media, some calling it "America's new obsession". According to an App analytics company, SensorTower, there have been approximately 7.5 million downloads of PokemonGo with a daily income of $1.6 million dollars. The games premise, and interface is simple - It projects a map with your location, with images of pokemon in the vicinity that you can walk to, and capture. We wanted to use this idea in a commercial setting, where managers looking for positions can easily find employees, and people looking for jobs can find one in their area.

What it does

The application has 2 options for users - a managerial path and a potential employee path. The managerial path allows managers and job owners to make listings for job openings. The first thing that happens in the managerial path is a location icon will be placed on the map interface, and the employer can then add information about the job, such as company name, position description, a pi

How I built it

The way we built our application was through the assortment of multiple scripting languages such as PHP, JavaScript, Indeed API, Google Maps API, HTML5, and MySQL.

Challenges I ran into

Some challenges that we ran into when building our application were retrieving the geolocation in real time and then updating it onto the screen/page and accessing and retrieving information from the indeed API.

Accomplishments that I'm proud of

Somethings that we are proud of were succesfully getting the Indeed API to work and then taking the longitude and latitudes and displaying them on the map based on the user's current geolocation.

What I learned

We learned how to use different kinds of APIs and got a better understanding of AJAX, JQuery, and XML.

What's next for Jobs2Go

Add the functionality of scheduling appointments/interviews.

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