Recovering and returning to normal in the face of COVID is not easy, especially when we now have restrictions on customer occupancy in stores. People will have to wait in long lines outside, thereby putting themselves at risk. Q-UP was made to solve this problem.
What it does
Q-UP lets you wait virtually using our mobile app within the comfort and safety of your home or car. To do so, a customer can book themselves a spot in a virtual queue and simply enter the store using the generated ticket when it's their turn!
How I built it
Built with ❤️ using Dart, Flutter and Firebase.
Challenges I ran into
Our app considers both the customer and the business. Therefore testing the app with two phones (one to generate customer ticket, and the other to scan the ticket as done by a business) was challenging.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
Getting real time updates to work with Firebase was intense, to say the least and is something we are proud to have accomplished :)
What I learned
Learned a lot about thinking about an app from different perspectives since we had to take into account about the customer as well as the business.
What's next for Q-UP
We would love to scale up this app and prove its worth beyond the context of pandemic by enabling people to make their waiting time productive!