Helping monitor the growing clown epidemic by tracking sightings in GM vehicles


It is 2016 and the greatest problem facing Americans is not ebola or starvation... it is the rapidly growing clown epidemic. Hundreds of terrifying (probably murderous) clowns have been spotted across the country but there is no way to keep track of them or stay safe, until now.

What it does

This is an app designed for General Motors vehicle and the world wide web that allows users to report sightings of clowns and help make the world a safer place. These are updated in real time and your car will warn you if you are near any sightings.

How we built it

Our stack consisted of a JavaScript backend built on General Motors' 'Next Generation Infotainment' standard development kit with Firebase for database storage and real-time updates. Our mapping system utilizes various Google Maps APIs.

Challenges we ran into

Our biggest challenge was setting up the work environment with the General Motors sdk and learning to develop with this.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

Starting with no idea how to use the General Motors sdk or many of the technologies we ended up using and building a fully functional and exciting project.

What we learned

We learned how to work on a more untraditional environment with the General Motors sdk as well as learned how to implement and bring together various technologies.

What's next for Node Clowining Around

Expanding our technologies into a mobile app to complete our ecosystem and allow even more people to get involved in the hunt for these clowns.

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