Inspiration

Poor water quality can cause a multitude of viruses, including but not limited to:

Travelers’ Diarrhea • Giardia and Cryptosporidium • Dysentery • Salmonella • Escherichia coli 0157:H7 (E. coli) • Typhoid Fever • Cholera • Hepatitis A • Hepatitis E • Campylobacter

After a few hours of brainstorming, research, and discussion we decided to address a major root cause. Poor water well maintenance.

What it does

By pulling well data from The Humanitarian Data Exchange we were able to create a map of existing water wells in Djibouti. We then built an Android application that allowed users to report new water wells, make updates to the quality of current ones, and report any water well maintenance all in real-time.

How we built it

We had our in-house data scientist explore, filter, and compile public health datasets and push them into Google Firestore. Our mobile dev folks worked on making a great framework in React Native for cross-platform app deployment. We all worked together on graphics and ideation.

Challenges we ran into

API finangling. Data curation and wrangling from .shp to .csv to firestore collections was a pain; react native + firebase + expo integration, and lots and lots of unbalanced brackets.

Getting fast cloud retrieval and async programming took quite a while, but seeing all the pins finally show up on the screen was well worth it.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

Transforming archaic, inaccessible data into an intuitive, user-friendly interface with real social impact. Drinking 10 Red Bulls.

What we learned

React Native, Firebase API/Google Cloud Platform, Expo, and the Meaning of Life

What's next for LiveWell

More datasets, better analytics, greater impact!

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