People's criteria for connecting with others online have up till now been predominantly superficial. We wanted to create something that proves that human connections are initiated by a lot more than just looks. We are bringing that idea into the spotlight by taking advantage of the users' birth dates. We imagine a situation where the zodiac world becomes a revolutionary idea for our modern social media reality.
What it does
It is a chatting app that hides the chatters' personal information until after a few minutes of texting. If they want to know more about each other they can explore more about each others' personal information step by step and potentially get closer to them. The unique part of the app is that we aspire to match people by implementing an algorithm based on their zodiac signs to match them up.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
We were all unfamiliar with app making, and we decided to build an android app from scratch. It took a lot of time until all 4 of us got the hang of the React Native. Especially the connection between different components gave us a really hard time. We kept on going, though, because the entire process was extremely simulating in terms of learning.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
Within 36 hours we learned how to build a chat-room environment without any prior knowledge.
What we learned
What's next for Who
We are planning to: 1) Make a time limit function 2) Makes the UI interface better 3) Considerably improve the matching algorithm, since the one presented is a very simplified version 4) Make the app interactive between two people. 5) Add fancy features to people's profiles that will allow even more interaction, such as first and last impressions. 6) Advertise the zodiac sign aspect of the app in a way that it sounds funny, enjoyable and surprisingly accurate.