Slow hackathon check-in lines made me want to find a better way.
What it does
Using a bluetooth low energy beacon and accompanying apps, it allows people to check into events more effortlessly while still providing event organizers with validation of attendees.
How I built it
I used a bluetooth low energy enabled arduino to create a beacon. I used react-native to make two android apps, one for the organizer and one for the attendee. Firebase was used for authentication and synchronization of the verification symbol.
Challenges I ran into
Using firebase with react-native took hours to just get working.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
Completing an MVP of the product I had envisioned.
What I learned
A ton about both firebase and react-native.
What's next for Permeable
Integrating the app with MLH and other events.