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:
- Order a meal (at your favorite restaurant or using a delivery app) and be served/delivered half your meal. No need for leftovers!
- 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.
- Sit back and wait for 40% of what you paid to be refunded!
For the buyer, the process is just as simple:
- Visit the in-app pantry to view your dining options.
- Select and read about various options and pay 50% of the item's menu cost.
- 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.