Partners in Education Event Application

For the Google I/O Hackathon at Citrix, Santa Barbara, we created an android application which allows users to connect to a backend server with a MySQL database with volunteer and event information. This information is distributed to users and users are able to state when they arrive/start volunteering at an event and when they leave/stop volunteering. The time they volunteered is then recorded and sent to the database. The app uses GPS to verify if the user is within the vicinity of the event, so they're only able to start a timer tracking their volunteering during the event duration within the vicinity of the event.

Current Status

We made a backend that hooks up to a test MySQL database using Java and JDBC (MySQL Connector/J). We also made a frontend android application with a functioning UI. We were unable to hook the front and backend together at the Hackathon due to network and time constraints.

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