Who We Are
We are a group of beginners, with all of us being first-time hackers. We have a passion for creating interactive apps and websites with modern designs. We would like to promote financial literacy for teenagers by giving them a safe space to learn about the stock market (through our app) and a resource where they can learn about the finance industry (through our website).
Not enough people are actually comfortable with the stock market. Most of our group has minimal knowledge of the stock market, so we wanted to build this app for people in our same boat.
What it does:
Our game simulates the stock market to teach the younger generation about finance. Users can invest fake currency and try to maximize their returns. The app and website give easy access to resources to learn about the finance world. We are creating a safe place for teens to gain experience in investing in the stock market.
How we built it
We built our app using Figma and Repl.it. We’ve been mainly able to use HTML and CSS. The game is to be compatible with mobile devices, and the website is compatible with mobile devices and web browsers.
Challenges we ran into
It was difficult to decide on which platform to create our product. We also had to figure out how to understand and taking advantage of each other’s strengths and weaknesses. Iyin use CSS and HTML to create the News and About Us page on the website. Geeti added the Careers page to the website. Lydia designed the mobile app on Figma and helped create the presentation. Sachi assisted on deploying icon for Account page on Figma and also worked on the Home page and the style sheet using CSS and HTML. Kelcy also helped with the presentation and coded some of the website.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We made a fantastic website and prototype for our app. We met some great people and enjoyed ourselves through every step!
What we learned
We learned a lot from each other and will be using our new skills in the future. We were able to discover new coding and design platforms that each of us will be able to utilize in our coding careers.
What's next for Mock Stock
We will be making strides to make our app in multiplayer mode (live games, etc.). We will be broadening our reach to places worldwide to promote financial literacy before the age of 20.