Our video is in the attached google drive folder link at the bottom if the youtube link in devpost isn't loading.
Our inspiration for this project came from noticing the struggle of finding work during the pandemic. There are many small businesses that are looking for people to fill part-time positions and there are many people who do not know where to find these positions. Being a part of several local Facebook pages, most people have resorted to posting on Facebook to look to fill available part-time opportunities. However, it can be quite tedious sifting through hundreds of Facebook comments so our app, PartTime, offers an easy and accessible solution! Similarly, employers have found it difficult to find new employees to fill positions that they need. This has been especially problematic for companies who have had increased workloads through the pandemic, as certain industries are still high in demand and these companies can’t source the necessary manpower to meet the demand.
What it does
Our project provides an easy way for both small businesses to find part-time employees and for unemployed workers to find part-time positions. On a high level, employers create job listings through the app, and then users can go through job listings in a fashion similar to tinder, swiping left to ignore a job listing and swiping right to instantly apply for a job listing. The employers are then able to check the app and see basic information about applicants including their resume and contact information so that they can contact the applicants they are interested in to move further down the application process. Applicants are also able to look back at listings that they’ve applied for.
How I built it
Challenges I ran into
We initially had issues retrieving data using Firebase of which were able to figure out most of.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
Completing a finished and function product! Implementing the Google Geocoding API so that one’s location can be reverse geocoded into an address and a user can also type in an address as well that gets turned into a location. Using Firebase and its Cloud Firestore and Storage for the database in our project. We had problems using it in our last hackathon and getting it to work this time was really satisfying!
What I learned
We learned a lot about React-Native and using API’s as well as half of our team has never formally learned anything about IOS app development. It was a really enjoyable experience and taught us a lot.
What's next for PartTime
Making the app look nicer and adding more functionality concerning images and profiles Adding more data and more analysis with the Google Map API so that a company can see employees and their possible applicants to each of their locations visually. This might even call for a possible website counterpart to our app.