Inspiration

Lunch is such a great potential opportunity to meet to people and try new places, and Luncheon makes it easy for users to do both.

What it does

Luncheon connects people to get lunch together. Users can enter their food and conversation preferences, and they will be automatically matched with someone with similar interests.

How we built it

The app is built in Swift, and uses Apple's mapping service. The back end uses node.js, keeps track of all of the users looking for lunch, and matches people together.

Challenges we ran into

Javascript callbacks presented a variety of problems on the back end, but we were happy that we were able to find solutions in a constrained amount of time.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

We're happy with the flexibility of the app, allowing us to easily add additional lunch preferences in the future. Because of our split between the front and back end, we can continue to improve the matching algorithm at any time.

What we learned

We learned a lot about maps and the various API's available.

What's next for Luncheon

We would like to continue to add features that improve the user experience. The ability to add more information about yourself and a smarter matching algorithm would be a few examples. The project has a lot of potential!

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