Inspiration

Two problems that have resulted from COVID-19 are the inability to access food, as well as increased food waste. I decided that I wanted to create a solution that was able to tackle both problems simultaneously.

What it does

Morsel is a food-sharing app that allows for users to enjoy smaller portions and more cost friendly dining options without the hassle of having to coordinate splitting a meal. Morsel's platform connects listers and buyers, both of whom can enjoy portioned food from their favorite restaurants, without having to shell out a large amount of money. for listers, Morsel allows them to list half their meal in three easy steps:

  1. Order a meal (at your favorite restaurant or using a delivery app) and be served/delivered half your meal. No need for leftovers!
  2. Create a listing on Morsel to split or donate the other half of your food, which the restaurant will help you retain, so there is no contact or contamination.
  3. Sit back and wait for 40% of what you paid to be refunded!

For the buyer, the process is just as simple:

  1. Visit the in-app pantry to view your dining options.
  2. Select and read about various options and pay 50% of the item's menu cost.
  3. Take your confirmation to the restaurant or a delivery app and get your meal!

Morsel also makes food donations easy by allowing for users to donate meals in three clicks!

How I built it

I built Morsel using Swift and incorporated Firebase for authentication.

Challenges I ran into

Designing the UI/UX to make the app clean and easy-to-use was the largest challenge, as I had to take the perspective of the user and see whether each action was fluid and apparent.

Accomplishments that I'm proud of

Building a functioning app in less than a day with an idea that I absolutely love is something that I am definitely proud of!

What's next for Morsel

I'm hoping to incorporate a social element to Morsel, such as sharing food within your friend circle and a leaderboards for competing to donate meals.

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