On July 31st of this year, there has been a decrease in volunteers and an increase in demand of food banks because of Covid-19 see here. In order to relieve some of the pressure piled on top of food banks, we are creating an efficient system where food banks can deliver food to people directly so that there are no crowds/lines, people stay at their location, and there is little to minimal contact.
What it does
It delivers food from food banks, grocery stores, and other food facilities to people that place an order. Essentially connects users that aren't known, with resources to fulfill their basic needs. Reduces food waste and solves food shortage.
How we built it
We built it using Pyhon, Django, Android Studio, and Xcode.
Challenges we ran into
Some challenges that we ran into was debugging the existing code from last time and having to implement some Apple specific features to be able to publish it on the Apple App store
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We are proud that the application is published onto both the Apple and Google Play Store, and that it is ready for food facilities to take advantage of delivering food to needy people.
What we learned
We learned how to use django as an python administrative framework, how to implement _ any _ maps api onto the application (we have versions for NEAR and Google Maps), and how to implement stripe as a payment feature for shipments.
What's next for NeedyDelivery_Mobile
We plan to reach out to local food facilities that want to increase their food delivery efficiency. Once they partner with us, then they can request any changes to the application that they think would be beneficial for the app. _ Example: Deliver large loads to large encampments that are further away first, the deliver the smaller packages to those we request food on the way back to the food facility._
There will also be an expansion where individuals can deliver food instead of food banks.