We decided that we wanted an easier way to see fun and free things around campus for students here at UF. This would offer a streamlined solution to invites and meetups.
What it does
The application allows users to see nearby events (along with some details) on a map as well as post events of their own for others to see.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
We ran into problems with our android emulators (none of us have androids) working correctly with Android Studio. On top of this, it was very difficult to get location services working on the emulator. This led to our creation of the web app, meaning we now support two platforms.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We are very proud that we successfully developed with an API that we had never worked with before. We are also proud that even though we have very little web and UI experience, our web application turned out great.
What we learned
What's next for CollegeMaps?
We see CollegeMaps as a platform for more than just partying. Another area we are excited about is free stuff! All college students (and everyone) loves free stuff, and this app would be an amazing way to broadcast opportunities to fellow students. We are also considering adding a maps-based study solution for students to meet each other and study the same classes.