Hack for Forests Challenge with The Wilderness Society.

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The current customer journey in National and State parks is currently not easy. Looking for a park entrance station & leaving the money inside of an envelope if nobody's is there is time consuming & not allow to track the payment. Added to that, knowing if the fire danger status changed is not an easy information to find. Nemus, coming from the latin "wood" is the mobile app solution for Nature Lovers, REI Customers, Newly Outdoors and Land adjacents.

What it does

Nemus is a mobile app that allows you as a user : -Find a park that would like to visit -See the description and reviews of this park -Pay the entrance fee for your family, yourself and any vehicle you could have based on how long are you staying -Have a ticket that could be verified by a ranger -Check what is the current fire status -Donate to the Wilderness Society -If you are a ranger, you could check the numbers of people in the park and verify the tickets

How we built it

The backend server is in TypeScript and Node.Js. It was deployed on GCP with a managed Google SQL database. We used Javascript to develop that react native app, as well as Google Maps API, Google compute engine, Google Storage, Google DNS.

Challenges we ran into

Our team met at the Hackathon so we had to learn quickly how to work together as a team for the first time.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

We managed to create a first beta version of the mobile application. We particularly focused to have an inclusive design for all users, easy to use.

What we learned

We learned how to collaborate as a team with 4 different nationalities. We shared our best practices and used innovative tools such as Expo, Marvel App and Powtoon.

What's next for Nemus

We will be honoured to help The Wilderness Society to implement the Nemus mobile application if our project is selected.

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