The COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic recession have negatively affected many people’s mental health and created new barriers for people already suffering from mental illness and substance use disorders. During the pandemic, about 4 in 10 adults in the U.S. have reported symptoms of anxiety or depressive disorder, a share that has been largely consistent, up from one in ten adults who reported these symptoms from January to June 2019. Due to lockdown last year and this year because of second wave a lot of us have been home for more than a year and have not been able to meet or interact with our friends how we used to. People affected by this situation are suffering in silence. They are not able to comfortably share their feelings and reach out. This projects aims to connect people all over the world and help those suffering in silence.
What it does
Mood Map allows users to enter their moods daily and shows map of whole world with emoji markers that indicate how people in that country or city are feeling. Individual users enter their mood and then their aggregate mood is calculated and clusters of similar moods are formed. This has been done so that map doesn't look cluttered.
Mood Map also allows users to add a short description along with mood. This description is later used to extract keywords that are popular and are potentially the reason for how the people of that specific location are feeling.
Users can also add their friends and can see their moods. This way they are aware of how their close ones are feeling and they can try to reach out to their friends to check on them and support them in these tough times.
How we built it
We built this app using flutter, a cross platform development framework, some packages from pub.dev and Google maps API.
Challenges we ran into
It was our first time working on Google maps API so we struggled a bit but figured it out after reading up some articles.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We are proud of our Project and happy that we were able to make a submission.
What's next for Mood Map
We definitely plan on continuing this project and add more features to it.