We saw that many animals lost their habitats and that humans were dying because of polluted air. We wanted to show people how to stop this.
What it does
It can find the nearest recycling station, it can tell you if an item is recyclable, it can calculate your carbon footprint and tell you how t make it smaller, and it tells you how to be more eco-friendly.
How we built it
We used the ionic framework to make the website, the google maps static API to get the image of the recycling center, the google maps API to get the address of the nearest recycling station, and we have a database that has a list of items that are recyclable.
Challenges we ran into
The Google Maps API for getting the address of the nearest recycling center was very hard to get working. It took a lot of our time, but it was very nice to have in the app when we figured out how to solve it.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
The feature where it can calculate your carbon footprint, and we are also proud of it being able to tell you what your nearest recycling station is.
What we learned
We learned that apps can be challenging to make in a short time, but when you put in the work and finish them, it is very rewarding. We also learned how to use the google maps API to get the nearest address of a specific building.