When we get to the hackathon presentation there were people in the room with wheelchairs and we thought it could be so cool to develop an application for them. So we started asking these users what functionalities do they miss in its daily life. Thanks to their collaboration we got a decent requirements for the MVP solution.
What it does
Mypa connects people suffering from physical disabilities with personal assistants. They can search, filter and compare these profiles to choose who is the best personal assistant for them. Also it provides a tool for submitting a emergency if the user needs a PA in a short time.
How we built it
First we got the requirements written, then we build a web application mainly because we were told that its the most accesible technology for their needs. Using Symfony in the backend and HTML5 in the front end we came with a very usable product.
Challenges we ran into
Since we only got 24h we really had to speed up the process. Trying to figure out what is the most important thing a user of this kind could need was difficult. Making a web application accesible for every kind of user is such a difficult challenge.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
Developing the search engine We learned to use speech recognition in order to run commends. We developed login with Facebook and also with Google.
What we learned
We learned to validate the client from the first instance. We learned to use speech recognition in order to run commends.
What's next for Mypa
We had no time in thinking how could the platform make money so the next step could be defining a business model that fits the best for this application.