We realized a lot of people were unaware of their local politicians when they go voting. So we decided to make an app that allows voters to see what their local politicians' views are and for politicians to see what their voters think.
What it does
Using a Tinder like interface, users can swipe right or swipe left based on whether or not they agree or disagree with the politicians' views. Politicians can then view this data and use it to improve their campaign.
How we built it
We used Apache Cordova to allow us to write an app using HTML, CSS, and JS and we use Google's Firebase to save users' views and politicians' information to the cloud.
Challenges we ran into
We had to learn how to use multiple different APIs and we also had to write a lot of code to adjust for the touchscreen interface. In addition, we had a lot of Git merge issues which we had to resolve.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We were able to do this hack with no previous planning and being able to access this from the cloud.
What we learned
We learned how to use Cordova, npm, Bulma, a higher level of JS, Firebase, GitHub and much much more!
What's next for Polinder
We plan on expanding this app and publishing this on the Google Play store. We also intend to have politician data to automatically be pulled from the internet to prevent politician bias. We also plan on improving the UI to make it more user-friendly with more animations and eye candy.