It's indisputable that hackathons are not just an opportunity to turn ideas into a reality, but to meet, network, and make invaluable contacts. We wanted to redefine networking through a mobile platform aimed at streamlining and enhancing the social networking process.
What it does
NetCon provides a platform for users to share and save contact information in seconds through the use of a fingerprint; tied to preset account information determined by each and every unique user.
How we built it
We built the Android application interface in Java with Android Studio. Contact information sending/receiving through a Python/Flask server + Android's native contact application.
Challenges we ran into
The entire project, as none of us, had any real/relevant experience in app development or Android studio.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
Again, the entire project. In just under 24 hours, with the internet going down at one point for a chunk of the event, we created a working demonstration aligned with our initial vision for the project.
What we learned
A lot about front/back-end interaction as well as Android Studio development. The ability to learn and create in such a short period of time when motivated and invested.
What's next for NETCON
Widespread implementation into a mobile platform for all to use in the mainstream.