Our inspiration for Keepin Safe was to decrease Covid transmissions by increasing awareness about Covid-19.
What it does
Our website, Keepin Safe, presents users with real time statistics and the latest news about Covid-19. The website also shows users nearby testing and vaccination locations.
How we built it
We built this website using Visual Studio Code and used Live Share to use real time collaboration. We came up with ideas beforehand and, during the hackathon, we brought those ideas to life.
Challenges we ran into
Most of the challenges we ran into were with APIs. The Google Map API required billing information and we had to find a solution around it and we ended up using Leaflet. We also ran into a challenge with NewsAPI and had to switch to using the NYT API to get the latest news.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We were able to create a map that finds all the testing sites near the user's location using geocoding within a short timeframe. We were also able to create a page that brings the latest news relating to Covid to the user.
What we learned
We learned a lot about APIs and how to use geocoding. We learned about teamwork and working with people who we may not have ever met in person.
What's next for Keepin Safe
We will continue to work on Keepin Safe and improve it in various ways by improving the accuracy of the data and make our maps globally accurate.