Inspiration

Popunation is for the person that has ever driven to a restaurant but then decided to leave because their wait times were too long. Or for the quiet soul who wants to check out a new bar. And especially, for the life of the party who doesn't want to waste their time at a sub-par club. Popunation allows you to decide where you're going before you leave you're front door.

What it does

Allows business's to interact with customers in real time and gauge customer satisfaction. Allows customer's to preview a business's atmosphere through a profile including current/average population, ratings, seating times, etc.

How we built it

We started with a simple landing page template from Bootstrap. From their we built it up using Meteor, Node.js, and JavaScript.

Challenges we ran into

There were many steps to implementing geocoding. We had to get an API key and had to hook into user creation to geocode the profile address. In addition, we built the prototype fast and then had to go back and secure the application. This proved to be very tedious because we had to configure filtered channels from the server side to the browser side.

Accomplishments that I'm proud of

We are proud of the progress we made in developing our app despite lack of Java Script experience.

What I learned

What's next for Popunation

Further development alongside entrepreneurs via Venture Storm including expanding the user/business profiles and improving the overall user interface.

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