As students, we considered our project to be something that we ourselves would love to use. The tools made available at this event seemed perfect for this choice.
What it does
It creates a better and more effective study environment for students. The web app aids students in engaging in study groups IRL through geofencing and provides a new dimension for learning with others.
How we built it
We created a bootstrap frontend for our app that integrated directly with Firebase and NodeJS to provide a dashboard for easy setup and connection. We used domain.com to register a domain for our app.
Challenges we ran into
We experienced issues from the design of the frontend in a modular way, to setting up the server side with Firebase for authentication. Additionally, the sheer amount of boilerplate we needed to implement caused timeline problems for deploying our app on schedule.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We felt positive about the robustness of our idea and learned a lot about the products we were using along the way.
What we learned
We learned a lot about the individual tools we used, workflows in a team, and making decisions to pivot in response to time and technical demands.
What's next for NerdScholar
We are still hoping to continue working on this web app since we are still excited about its potential.