Nowadays in the time of Covid and social distancing, staying healthy is as important as ever. We are the group of young technocrats who came up with an idea of finding places to exercise - a feat that's all the more challenging in our current reality.
What it does
Parkify helps you compare parks near you by displaying the current percent capacity to maintain proper social distancing. When you need to get out for a walk or run, you can quickly glance at Parkify to determine which park is the least crowded, and the safest for you to enjoy. You can even book a timeslot in advance to ensure you can use the park on your schedule.
Parkify also helps park maintainers monitor park usage and know when to close the park for cleaning.
How we built it
Parkify is built with Node.js and Mongo DB. We built it while communicating across three different time zones, with a 10.5 hour range!
Challenges we ran into
Our biggest challenge was coordinating across the different time zones. We also ran into challenges connecting the backend to the frontend.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
Our app will help lots of people stay healthy during the pandemic! We're proud that we were able to make a sleek app that's also functional.
What we learned
We learned about setting up authentication in Node, as well as connecting the backend to the frontend.
What's next for Parkify
This is the minimum viable product but we'd like to make enhancements, including more hardened and sophisticated data collection methods.